Philippines: Country Operational Strategy Study

Date: January 1998
Type: Country Planning Documents
Country:
Philippines
Subject:
ADB administration and governance
Series: Country Partnership Strategies

Description

This document outlines the operational strategy of ADB in the Philippines.

In 2001 the Country Operational Strategy Study (COSS) was replaced by the Country Strategy and Program. Effective August 2006, the Country Strategy and Program was renamed Country Partnership Strategy.

The COSS was the primary country-specific document in ADB's planning and programming cycle. It is prepared in close consultation with developing member countries—DMCs, and other aid agencies.

The COSS is anchored on strong sectoral analysis. It

  • provides the basis for determining ADB's country-specific, thematic, and sectoral priorities
  • provides a framework for country performance review
  • identifies and describes the distinctive role of ADB in the DMC in the context of the ADB's strategic objectives and the development priorities of the DMC
  • facilitates ADB's decisions regarding choices in its operational program in the DMC
  • provides the strategic framework to guide the preparation of the Country Assistance Plans

The COSS is usually prepared once every three years and is revised, as necessary, in the last quarter of a year for guiding the succeeding year's operational decisions.

Contents

  • Background
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Promoting Equitable Rural Development
  • Challenges in Social Development
  • Balanced Regional Development: A Focus on Mindanao
  • The Bank's Operational Strategy and Implementation Issues
  • Appendixes