China, People's Republic of: Rural Pension Reform and Development

Sovereign Project | 43003-012 Status: Closed



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Project Name Rural Pension Reform and Development
Project Number 43003-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7317-PRC: Rural Pension Reform and Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Finance - Finance sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description TBD
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact A well-functioning rural pension system is established to provide basic old age income protection for the rural population.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved policy and regulatory framework and strengthened financing mechanisms for the rural pension system.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Main report:

Sustainability analysis of the rural pension system nationwide.

2. Sub-report 1: Projection of, and quantitative analysis on, the sustainability of the rural pension system


3. Sub-report 2: Projection of, and quantitative analysis on, the sustainability of the pension system in

typical rural areas in western and central PRC.

4. Sub-report 3: Database design for monitoring the operation of rural pensions.

5. Policy-related knowledge products geared towards higherlevel policy and decision makers.

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

A hand over review mission on 16-17 Mar 2010 and the EA agreed on changing contracts to incease the number of field trips of local consultants in order to get more vivid ideas on the current status of the rural pension system. The mission and the EA also agree that two officials from the EA will participate in the ADB regional conference for social protection from 21-22 April 2010. (14 Apr 2010)

International and national consultants were mobilized and now completing the surveys.

On 26 to 27 July 2010, EAFM organized the interim seminar together with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security to discuss major findings of the survey in rural areas and policy issues that need to be address in the later stage.

During the interim seminar, the project officer and the EA agreed that the TA will be implemented based on the seminar outputs. The future assistance of the TA will be focused on: (i) improving the institutional design for more integrated rural pension system with greater portability; (ii) enhancing the sustainability of individual accounts through reviewing the appropriateness of both current parameters and investment guidelines; (iii) designing the efficient information system which can be easily used by the rural agencies; and (iv) containing the fiscal burden to the sustainable extent while providing sufficient post-retirement income security.

The EA conducted an international study tour to Tokyo Japan on 11 to 16 October 2010.

The final seminar for disseminating the TA outputs and the training session for local government officials were organized in Jan 13~14, 2011.

Major TA outputs are: (i) policy recommendations for improving the system design, (ii) analysis on the financial sustainability of the rural pension system, and (iii) establishment of monitoring system and Database. (Feb 7, 2011)

Geographical Location PRC
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Targeted workshops/seminars will be organized for different stakeholders at various stages of project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultants will be selected and engaged on an individual basis.
Responsible ADB Officer Xiaofei Jiang
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Mgt, Financial Sector and Regional Coop Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security
Mr. Dai Xiaochu
Department of International Cooperation
12 Hepingli Zhongjie, Beijing
People's Republic of China
Concept Clearance 12 May 2009
Fact Finding 05 May 2009 to 08 May 2009
Approval 24 Jul 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 14 Dec 2011

TA 7317-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Jul 2009 26 Aug 2009 26 Aug 2009 31 Dec 2010 31 Dec 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 24 Jul 2009 393,678.09
Title Document Type Document Date
Rural Pension Reform and Development TA Completion Reports Apr 2013
Rural Pension Reform and Development Technical Assistance Reports Jul 2009

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