Philippines: Support for Conditional Cash Transfers

Sovereign Project | 43407-012

Summary

The TA will continue ADB's support for the Medium Term Philippines Development Plan (MTPDP) and the mutual objectives of higher levels of pro-poor, sustainable growth and attainment of the millennium development goals.

The project to be designed via the TA was included in ADB?s Philippines Country Operations Business Plan for 2010?2012, and will directly support the Government?s social protection agenda. ADB?s Strategy 2020 identifies social protection as critical to promoting greater access to opportunities by expanding human capacities, especially for the disadvantaged.

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Project Name Support for Conditional Cash Transfers
Project Number 43407-012
Country Philippines
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7468-PHI: Support for Conditional Cash Transfers
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 - Health system development

Public sector management - Social protection initiatives

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

The TA will continue ADB's support for the Medium Term Philippines Development Plan (MTPDP) and the mutual objectives of higher levels of pro-poor, sustainable growth and attainment of the millennium development goals.

The project to be designed via the TA was included in ADB?s Philippines Country Operations Business Plan for 2010?2012, and will directly support the Government?s social protection agenda. ADB?s Strategy 2020 identifies social protection as critical to promoting greater access to opportunities by expanding human capacities, especially for the disadvantaged.

Impact The impact of the proposed S-PPTA is increased utilization of health and education services of poor households in the Philippines.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome is an agreed-upon design for supporting the 4Ps program and the social reform agenda of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) that is suitable for ADB financing.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The main outputs of the S-TA will be (i) province, municipality and household selection and confirmation, including an assessment of the methodology used; (ii) social and gender assessments and institutional analysis in the selected areas; (iii) an analysis of the Executing Agency's planning, management, and human resources capacity and a corresponding management strategy with actions for expanding the program; (iv) a training need assessment and training plan for staff at national and local levels; and (v) a detailed design for a full investment project to support the 4Ps, in line with the Government's policy and strategies and ADB requirements, including scope, cost estimates, financing plan, implementation arrangements, monitoring, evaluation and reporting, economic, financial, social and environmental analysis, and mitigation measures, if any.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nationwide, with focused studies/site investigations
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design TA design included dialogue with the Department of Social Welfare (DSWD) and other relevant agencies, as well as development partners.
During Project Implementation For the loan project to be designed through the TA, poor households (in particular, children 0-14 years old and pregnant mothers) are the primary stakeholders. Key initial stakeholders also include education and health facilities staff and interest groups (patients and parents), DSWD, Department of Education (DepEd) and Department of Health (DOH) staff, local governments, national government agencies, and non-government organizations (NGOs). During the PPTA, field consultations were thus undertaken, including for preparing social and poverty analyses. This included discussions with/visits to potential beneficiaries, schools and health facilities, project staff and government staff at all levels. Consultations with NGOs and other interest groups were also conducted.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA financed international (9 person-months) and national (5 person-months) consulting services. It commenced 15 January 2010 and ended 31 December 2010. All consultants report to DSWD and to the ADB project officer. ADB recruited the individual consultants in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). To facilitate the work and ensure that DSWD gains technical expertise and knowledge, the consultant team works closely with counterpart experts from DSWD, who assist with the necessary consultations and other work. Disbursements under the S-TA conform to ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2008, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Christopher A. Spohr
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Social Welfare and DevelopmentMs. Margarita Sampangmvsampang@dswd.gov.phDSWD Building, Constitution Hills, Batasan Complex, Quezon City, Philippines (Tel: [632] 951 6827
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 11 Nov 2009 to 13 Nov 2009
MRM -
Approval 21 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 Dec 2009
Last PDS Update 15 Feb 2011

TA 7468-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Dec 2009 - 21 Dec 2009 31 Dec 2010 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
200,000.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 240,000.00 21 Dec 2009 96,236.59
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing Support for Conditional Cash Transfers Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Dec 2009

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