Resilient Livelihoods and Empowerment of Rural Women Project (ADB-54111-008)

Regions
  • Europe and Central Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Tajikistan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Viloyati Khatlon
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Proposed
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Bank Risk Rating
C
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Borrower
Government of Tajikistan
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 17.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 17.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Feb 5, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Jan 5, 2023


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Project Description
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According to the ADB, the project will address the vulnerabilities, and improve the livelihoods of rural women in the Khatlon province by strengthening their employability, agriculture productivity, and response to gender-based violence. The focus will be on women farmers with household gardens (less than 1.3 hectares of land), with many of them also engaged as mardikors. The project will (i) improve women's agricultural skills for improved production, (ii) promote women's role in the agriculture value chain through social entrepreneurship, and (iii) enhance employment readiness of women agricultural workers to improve household incomes and reduce food insecurity. This will lead to an economic empowerment of women farmers and female youths for resilient, climate adaptive, and sustainable livelihoods.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
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The ADB categorized the project E&S risks as follows:

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Investment Description
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Contact Information
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ADB Team Leader:

Matthias Leitner - Agricultural Economist

No contacts provided at the time of disclosure.

Executing Agency - Ministry of Agriculture:

Website: https://moa.tj/

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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB

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