Project Name Social Protection Support Project
Project Number 43407-013
Country Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2662-PHI: Social Protection Support Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 400.00 million
TA 7586-PHI: Social Protection Support Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Pre-primary and primary - social protection initiatives

Health - Mother and child health care

Public sector management - Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

The indicators have been achieved and exceeded; central and local management structures established. Most national and regional project management office staff are hired under GOP funding, as agreed during the midterm review. DSWD requested that the loan finance 11 contractual project staff, approved through the February 2014 change of scope.

An additional financing of $400 million was approved in February 2016, mainly to finance conditional cash grants from 2016-2020.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Significantly exceeded. As of 2011, all poor households nationwide are registered in the Listahanan database. Of the 10.9 million households assessed, 5.2 million found to be poor. The national poverty rate in 2012 was 4.2 million families (19.7%).

Mostly achieved, but the exclusion error in the National Capital Region (NCR) remains a challenge. The new proxy means test model estimates are 19.3% inclusion error and 10.6% exclusion error in the NCR, and 6.8% exclusion error and 13.8% inclusion error outside the NCR.

Significantly exceeded. 25 national programs using Listahanan for selecting beneficiaries:

1. Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Conditional Cash Transfer Program)

2. Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens Program

3. Sustainable Livelihood Program

4. KALAHI-CIDDS

5. Philhealth Indigent Program

6. Rotavirus Vaccination and Catastrophic Benefit Package

7. Compack Program

8. War on Worms (WOW)

9. Expanded Student Grant-in-Aid Program

10. Rural Electrification Program

11. Socialized Housing Project

12. Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES)

13. Child Labor Program

14. Livelihood Emergency Employment Program (LEEP)

15. Social Protection Floor

16. Government Internship Program

17. National Program for Municipal Fisherfolk Registration (FishR)

18. Targeted Actions to Reduce Poverty and Generate Economic Transformation (TARGET)

19. Food First Project

20. Special Training for Employment Program (STEP)

21. Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig Para sa Lahat (SalinTubig)

22. Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP)

23. National Greening Program

24. Responsible Parenthood/Family Planning Program

25. National Intensification of Household Electrification (NIHE) Project

Significantly exceeded. 100% of the 5.2 million poor households are eligible to receive PhilHealth benefits, and 85% (4.4 million) receive the CCT, so these households have access to at least 2 social protection programs.

Total poor households/families receiving cash grants (Sets 2 & 3): 634,680

Set 2 250,652

Set 3 383,828

% of women recipients (Sets 2 & 3) : 90.9%

Set 2 90%

Set 3 91.9%

Average of mothers in beneficiary households receiving cash grants regularly and on time 97.2%

Set 2 97.6%

Set 3 96.8%

Average households/families meeting education conditions regularly : 96.8%

Set 2 96.9%

Set 3 96.6%

Average households/families meeting health conditions regularly : 93%

Set 2 94%

Set 3 91.9%

Average grantees attend monthly family development sessions : 95.82%

Set 2: 96.14%

Set 3: 95.5%

DSWD further developing MapView and GIS-based applications to more effectively use and analyze such data.

Below is a list of available spatial datasets (local area maps):

- Listahanan (Target Households)

- Health Facilities

- Schools

The following are not yet available:

- Preschools / Day Care Centers

- Payment Windows

GIS-based applications and MapView are presently used in analyzing, mapping, and displaying the datasets listed above.

(i) Central and local project management structures established. Achieved. National Project Management Office and 17 Regional Project Monitoring Offices established and fully functional.

Significantly exceeded, with 4,669 staff trained on gender sensitivity and 1,470 staff trained on IP sensitivity.

Ongoing satisfactory implementation.

Achieved with some delay, 10 MGAP pilots were completed by end 2014 (supported by TA 7587).

Achieved. Systems are in place for household information, registration, compliance verification, payments, beneficiary updates, and grievance redress.

Target exceeded. In 2014, 96% of the 69,744 resolved grievances were resolved within the prescribed time period.

The January 2015 to September 2015 GRS data has garnered a resolution rate of 63%.

A total of 70,962 complaints were recorded and encoded in the system. Out of the total number, 44,437 or 63% have already been resolved in time protocol (see Annex M) established per category of grievance.

On track with some delays. Spot checks A and B were completed in 2013, C and D were completed in 2014, and E and F are planned for fielding in 2015, with one final spot check G in 2016.

Ongoing engagement of the data collection firm

Geographical Location The Project supports a nationwide reform agenda, and directly supports interventions in areas throughout the Philippines.

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The Project has no expected environmental impact, and does not involve any civil works, etc.
Involuntary Resettlement The Project will not involve involuntary resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified as category B for indigenous peoples (and category C for involuntary resettlement and environment), in accordance with the ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The project includes about 9,000 indigenous peoples household beneficiaries, who are among the poorest and most marginalized households in the Philippines. The project will significantly improve the health, education, and income status of these households. Key measures include (i) information and training provided to indigenous peoples in a form appropriate to their language and cultures; (ii) working with indigenous leaders and local NGOs to mobilize indigenous households to participate in the program; (iii) seeking transport assistance for indigenous peoples through coordination with LGUs or NGOs; (iv) targets of 10% indigenous women and 12% indigenous peoples total for municipal link positions in indigenous areas; and (v) sensitivity training and coaching to all 4Ps staff. Recent reviews in April 2015 indicate that the IPP is on-track, while identified some areas for follow-up and further monitoring. Additionally, related support under linked TA 7586 assisted DSWD to further review IPP-related dimensions and design and assess the viability of a potential modified CCT program specifically targeted at IP communities.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During project preparation, field consultations were undertaken including for preparing social and poverty analyses. This includes consultations with potential beneficiaries, schools and health facilities, parents groups, project staff and government staff at all levels. Consultations with Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and other interest groups were also conducted.
During Project Implementation Community participation is a key element of the Pantawid Pamilya CCT program and is integrated into the overall program design. Specific actions to ensure the participation of women, IPs and other vulnerable groups will be included through the preparation of a gender action plan (GAP) and an indigenous peoples assessment and measures. A grievance redress system (GRS) is established, featuring a publicly available grievance database to track and resolve complaints. Linked technical assistance (TA 7586-PHI) supported DSWD to expand engagement of CSOs in GRS, family development sessions, other aspects of CCT, and complementary supply-side intervetions (e.g., literacy and livelihood programs). In coordination with AusAID and World Bank, the TA has supported DSWD's conduct of a 3-part series of national and regional "CSO-DSWD Forums on CCT", successfully completed during September-December 2011.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

The Project's original procurement plan indicated loan financing for 57 consultants for the National and Regional Program Management Offices (NPMO and RPMO), with total estimated contract amount of $1.9 million. DSWD mobilized these NPMO and RPMO consultants using GOP funds. During the Midterm Review, DSWD confirmed that it will not seek Loan financing for 56 of these consultants, but requested the Project to finance the National Financial Analyst (included in the original procurement plan) plus 10 new contractual project staff positions who will carry out tasks directly related to the Project. These positions are either being recruited as individual consultants or have been mobilized. Firms will be recruited to undertake monitoring and evaluation studies, using fixed budget selection (FBS). The firm to undertake impact evaluation (data collection) is being recruited using quality and cost based selection (QCBS). The firm to undertake the spot checks is recruited using single source selection of the same firm recruited to undertake the spot checks under Set 1 of the 4Ps. Single source selection is justified on the basis of consistency of technical approach and continuity, which is important for this assignment. The firm to conduct spot checks in Set 1 areas were conducted competitively following World Bank guidelines.

The Consultants will be engaged in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2010, as amended from time to time). All opportunities must be published through both ADB Consulting Services Recruitment Notices (CSRN) and Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS).

Procurement

All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines.

No international and national competitive bidding envisaged for the Project. Shopping will be used for contracts for procurement of works and equipment worth less than $100,000.

Before the start of any procurement, ADB and the Government will review the public procurement laws of the national and local governments to ensure consistency with ADB's Procurement Guidelines.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Karin Schelzig
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Social Welfare and Development
Corazon Juliano-Soliman
dinky@dswd.gov.ph
Constitution Hills, Batasan Pambansa Complex Quezon City Philippines
Municipal Dev'l Fund Office-(Implementing Agency)
Roxas Boulevard corner Pablo Ocampo, Sr.
Street, Manila
1004

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 08 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 2662-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Sep 2010 14 Sep 2010 12 Jan 2011 31 Mar 2016 31 Jan 2017 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 884.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 400.00 02 Sep 2010 398.39 0.00 100%
Counterpart 484.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Sep 2010 398.20 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

TA 7586-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Sep 2010 12 Oct 2010 12 Oct 2010 31 Aug 2012 31 Aug 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 02 Sep 2010 681,418.69

TA 7587-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Sep 2010 12 Oct 2010 12 Oct 2010 31 Jan 2013 31 Dec 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 0.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 125,000.00 02 Sep 2010 260,076.97

 
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