The Social Protection briefs present case studies of ADB projects geared towards reducing vulnerability and poverty through inclusive economic growth. The series features projects on labor markets, social insurance, and social assistance, covering pension systems, social services delivery, microinsurance, and skills development, among others.
Improving Labor Market through Higher Education Reform Project in Mongolia
This brief explores ADB's loan to Mongolia for higher education reform, which aims to deliver outputs on improving (i) quality and relevance of higher education programs; (ii) effectiveness of higher education management, financing, and governance; and (iii) equity and access to higher education. The project impact will be an increase in the number of globally competitive higher education graduates that are adequately skilled to the needs of the labor market. The eventual project outcome will be an improved, well-managed, and equitable higher education system.
Supporting the Development of a Social Protection Framework in Nepal
Recognizing the need to strengthen the policy framework to guide the country's social protection agenda, the Government of Nepal requested for assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in developing a national social protection framework. This brief explores ADB's small-scale capacity development technical assistance (S-CDTA) that was included in the 2010 Nepal Country Program and commenced activities in May 2010. The project was completed in April 2011.
Developing Microinsurance Project in the Philippines
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's grant assistance to the Government of the Philippines through the Developing Microinsurance Project, which aims at strengthening capacity of government regulators and microinsurance providers in the country.
Strengthening Gender Impacts of Social Protection in the Philippines
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's technical assistance grant for Strengthened Gender Impacts of Social Protection, linked to the Social Protection Support Project (SPSP) which assists the Government of the Philippines in implementing and expanding its social protection program, Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (or 4Ps).
Social Protection of the Vulnerable in the Pacific
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's regional project grant for social protection of the vulnerable to the Cook Islands, the Marshall Islands and Tonga. The grant assists in providing socioeconomic support to the vulnerable population and building capacity to develop effective safety net programs.