Project Name Strategies for Involving Social Workers in Social Assistance
Project Number 47033-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8447-PRC: Strategies for Involving Social Workers in Social Assistance
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Health - Health insurance and subsidized health programs

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Consultant recruitment has been completed for the project.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Six officials from MOCA, MOF, and provincial MOCA offices joined the study tour to the Philippines and Australia from 22-27 November 2015. The delegation learned about the social assistance systems and involvement of professional social work in social assistance services in these countries. The delegation met government officials, representatives of social service organizations and social organizations, experts and scholars to gain information as well as exchange ideas and experiences.
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The proposed TA is included in the 2013- 2015 pipeline in the country operations business plan and has been identified and conceptualized through the domestic processing procedure of the PRC Government and through direct discussions with MOCA and relevant stakeholders. During the pre-reconnaissance mission, the following stakeholders were consulted for their advice regarding the conceptualization of this TA concept: China Youth Development Foundation, World Bank, UNICEF, Beijing Social Work Development Center for Facilitators, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
During Project Implementation Participatory consultation, through a TA working group will be incorporated during TA implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services total of 25 person-months of consulting services (two international consultants totaling 2 person-months and two national consultants for a total of 23 person-months) will be required. Consultants will have expertise in (i) the design of social work programs and policies, particularly in support of the transition of welfare to work; (ii) in-depth knowledge of existing social assistance and social work programs in the PRC, institutional frameworks, and monitoring and evaluation systems; and (iii) human resources in social assistance and social work programs in the PRC. A national consultant will serve as the team leader. The consultants will be responsible for producing the TA's outputs and deliverables effectively and on time, as well as organizing and carrying out all TA activities, including the analyses, study tour, pilots, symposiums and workshops, and policy note and knowledge product.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Kristina Katich
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Civil Affairs
Mr. Liu Xitang, Deputy General Director, Department of Social Assistance
147 Beiheyan Dajie Dongcheng District, Beijing 100721


Concept Clearance 21 Jun 2013
Fact Finding 22 Apr 2013 to 23 Apr 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

TA 8447-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Sep 2013 08 Oct 2013 08 Oct 2013 15 Nov 2015 15 May 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 05 Sep 2013 231,371.77

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