Nepal: Supporting the Development of a Social Protection Framework for Nepal

Sovereign Project | 42156-012 Status: Closed


The TA aims to help Government prepare the Social Protection Framework.

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Project Name Supporting the Development of a Social Protection Framework for Nepal
Project Number 42156-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7530-NEP: Supporting the Development of a Social Protection Framework for Nepal
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Health - Health insurance and subsidized health programs

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The TA aims to help Government prepare the Social Protection Framework.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

ADB?s Country Partnership Strategy (CPS), 2010?2012 identifies ?inclusive social development? and ?governance and capacity building? as two of its four pillars. The S-CDTA addresses the above and will contribute to the following CPS outcomes: (i) strengthening institutional capacity of central and local level agencies and institutions; and (ii) better access to local and more inclusive public goods and services. This is expected to contribute to a reduction of the rural-urban poverty gap and increased food security for the poor, as a result of improved social protection measures taken by the Government of Nepal.

The S-CDTA project design also takes into account two of the five drivers of change identified in the ADB Strategy 2020: (i) good governance and capacity development, by focusing on capacity building of central and local governments to plan and implement social policies more effectively; and (ii) knowledge solutions, by bringing in knowledge of international best practices in the field of social protection.

Impact Government's social protection objectives met.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Strengthened capacity of government to manage social protection schemes.
Progress Toward Outcome Framework for social protection finalized.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Consolidated Social Protection Framework developed

Knowledge and skills of the participating agencies in social protection enhanced

Organizational roles defined to implement social protection framework

Financial options for social protection identified.

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

- Framework completed.

- 5-day social protection training and study tour completed.

- Recommendations provided to the Government.

- Preliminary costing included in the framework.

Geographical Location Nepal

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During the preparation of the TA, consultations were held with government agecies and development partners social protection task team.
During Project Implementation Regular meetings held with the executing agency and the development partners social protection task team.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Individual consultants will be selected.

Project Management and Social Protection Expert: National, 7 person months

Institutional Social Protection Specialist: International, two weeks

Institutional and Organizational Development Specialist: National, 6 person-months

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Paolo Spantigati
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
National Planning Commission
Mr. Sanjay Khanal
Singha Durbar


Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2010
Fact Finding 01 Mar 2010 to 05 Mar 2010
Approval 12 May 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 May 2010
Last PDS Update 02 Aug 2011

TA 7530-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 May 2010 - 12 May 2010 30 Apr 2011 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
200,000.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 230,000.00 12 May 2010 141,175.28

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