43407-013: Social Protection Support Project | Asian Development Bank

Philippines: Social Protection Support Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 43407-013 Status: Active

ADB is supporting the expansion of the Philippines' social protection agenda. The project will provide conditional health and education cash grants to the poorest families through the government’s conditional cash transfer program, known as the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. It will help implement a national targeting system to select poor households, and improve program operations.

Project Details

Project Officer
Schelzig, Karin Mara Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Philippines
Modality
  • Loan
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Social Protection Support Project
Project Number 43407-013
Country Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2662-PHI: Social Protection Support Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 400.00 million
TA 7586-PHI: Capacity Development for Social Protection
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
TA 7587-PHI: Strengthened Gender Impacts of Social Protection
Gender and Development Cooperation Fund US$ 300,000.00
TA 9079-PHI: Strengthening Social Protection Reforms
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Loan 3369-PHI: Social Protection Support Project (Additional Financing)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 400.00 million
Loan: Social Protection Support Project (Additional Financing)
World Bank US$ 450.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education / Pre-primary and primary - social protection initiatives

Health / Mother and child health care

Public sector management / Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The project supports the Government of the Philippines in implementing and expanding its social protection agenda, especially the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid) and the Listahanan national household targeting system for poverty reduction (NHTS-PR). The associated TAs will support capacity development and institutional strengthening of the government for efficient implementation of the social protection agenda.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

ADB approved the Social Protection Support Project for $400 million on 2 September 2010 to support the government''s social protection and inclusive growth agenda. The project supports the conditional cash transfer (CCT) Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid) and the Listahanan, the national household targeting system for poverty reduction. Pantawid, the cornerstone of the government''s social protection efforts, provides regular cash grants to 4.4 million poor households (as of the end of 2015) if they send their children to school, visit health centers, and attend family development sessions. The project has four outputs: support for the national household poverty targeting system, conditional cash grants, capacity development, and monitoring and evaluation.

The expected outcome is increased household consumption and increased use of education and health services by Pantawid families, especially mothers and children. The expected impact is reduced income poverty and nonincome poverty.

The additional financing approved in February 2016 will finance cash grants under the program's nationwide expansion, which as of 2014 includes high school students aged 15 18 years old. The new TA will strengthen operational effectiveness. The project has a strong implementation record, and most of its original performance targets were achieved or exceeded.

Technical enhancements to the CCT program, supported in part by ADB TA under the original project, have included (i) a modified CCT for remote areas and homeless street families, (ii) a higher grant amount for high school students to reduce dropouts, (iii) new monthly youth development sessions, and (iv) an expansion of eligibility to children aged 15 18 years old. The expanded eligibility introduced in 2014 aims to support children through high school graduation and thus improve their future employment and earning potential. High school students must maintain a passing grade average and be promoted to the next grade level to continue receiving benefits. The CCT program is a demand-side intervention that strongly complements the Department of Education's kindergarten-to-grade-12 reforms.

Two rounds of rigorous impact evaluation in 2011 and 2013 demonstrate that Pantawid is achieving its objectives of beneficiaries' greater use of health services, including maternal care, and higher school enrollment and attendance rates.

The proposed additional financing and TA will address a number of policy and operational challenges. While evaluation confirms that the CCTs continue to add value, benefit levels have not been adjusted for inflation. The additional financing and TA will support analytical work and policy dialogue to help determine new benefit levels and the timing of an increase that will ensure achievement of the program objectives. The additional financing will sustain the original project's gains and support a share of the education and health grants to all Pantawid families nationwide.

Impact Reduced income poverty and non-income poverty
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Original Project: Increased consumption and utilization of education and health services among poor households and women beneficiaries of 4Ps

Overall Project: Household consumption and the use of education and health services by Pantawid

families (especially mothers and children) are increased

Progress Toward Outcome Original project: SPSP finances portion of bi-monthly cash transfers to 632,508 poor households (against the target of at least 580,000) who receive health grants of P500 per month plus education grants of P300 per month per elementary student and P500 per month per high school for up to 3 children, provdied that the conditionalities are met and verified. Compliance rates exceed the target as well. SPSP will be able to finance cash grants through September 2015.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Output 1

Original project: National targeting system to select poor households implemented efficiently

Overall project: [unchanged]

Output 2

Original project: Conditional health and education cash grants provided to poor households

Overall project: Conditional health and education cash grants provided to poor families

Output 3

Original project: Strengthened capacity for conditional cash transfer program operations

Overall project: Capacity for CCT program operations strengthened

Output 4

Original project: Improved systems for monitoring and evaluation of social protection programs

Overall project: Systems for monitoring and evaluation of social protection programs improved

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

As of CVS period 5 2016 to period 1 2017, total poor households/families receiving cash grants under Sets 2 & 3: 609,773 with 89.4% women recipients.

Overall (all sets): 4.4 households are active and eligible to receive cash grants (including modified CCT) and 87.9% are women recipients.

As of CVS period 5 2016 to period 1 2017, average of mothers in beneficiary households receiving cash grants regularly and on time: Set 2 and 3: 97.9%

Overall (all sets): 97.3%

As of CVS period 5 2016 to period 1 2017, average households/families meeting education conditions regularly:

Set 2 and 3: 97.2%

Overall (all sets): 97.5%

As of CVS period 5 2016 to period 1 2017, average households/families meeting health conditions regularly: Set 2 and 3: 94.5%

Overall (all sets): 93.3%

As of CVS period 5 2016 to period 1 2017, average grantees attend monthly family development sessions : Set 2 and 3: 96%

Overall (all sets): 95.4%

Available spatial datasets (local area maps) include Listahanan, health facilities', and schools. Preschools and payment windows do not have GIS tagging yet. It will be possible to add ATMs and Landbank branches, but not off-site/impermanent payment windows. Preschools will be by barangay only. The Information Management Bureau is further developing MapView and GIS-based applications.

Original target is significantly exceeded. As of 2011, all poor households nationwide are registered in the Listahanan database. Of the 10.9 million households assessed, 5.2 million found to be poor. The national poverty rate in 2012 was 4.2 million families (19.7%).

As of 2016, original target is significantly exceeded. At least 22 national programs using Listahanan for selecting beneficiaries

As of 2016, original target is significantly exceeded. 100% of the 5.2 million poor households are eligible to receive PhilHealth benefits, and 85% (4.4 million) receive the CCT, so these households have access to at least 2 social protection programs.

Mostly achieved, but the exclusion error in the National Capital Region (NCR) remains a challenge. The new proxy means test model estimates are 10.6% inclusion error and 19.3% exclusion error in the NCR, and 6.8% exclusion error and 13.8% inclusion error in the rest of the Philippines.

Achieved. Central and local project management structures established and fully functional.

Significantly exceeded, with 4,669 staff trained on gender sensitivity and 1,470 staff trained on IP sensitivity.

Ongoing satisfactory implementation.

Achieved with some delay, 10 MGAP pilots were completed by end 2014 (supported by TA 7587).

About 69% of grievances received for the first 4 months of 2017 have been resolved (out of which 84% resolved on time).

Spot checks A and B were completed in 2013, C and D were completed in 2014, and E, F and G were completed in 2017.

Achieved. Systems are in place for household information, registration, compliance verification, payments, beneficiary updates, and grievance redress.

Delayed. Contract signed in December 2016 (survey firm for data collection). Contract to be completed in 2018 (beyond L2662 closing date).

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The Project has no expected environmental impact, and does not involve any civil works, etc.
Involuntary Resettlement The Project will not involve involuntary resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified as category B for indigenous peoples (and category C for involuntary resettlement and environment), in accordance with the ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The project includes about 9,000 indigenous peoples household beneficiaries, who are among the poorest and most marginalized households in the Philippines. The project will significantly improve the health, education, and income status of these households. Key measures include (i) information and training provided to indigenous peoples in a form appropriate to their language and cultures; (ii) working with indigenous leaders and local NGOs to mobilize indigenous households to participate in the program; (iii) seeking transport assistance for indigenous peoples through coordination with LGUs or NGOs; (iv) targets of 10% indigenous women and 12% indigenous peoples total for municipal link positions in indigenous areas; and (v) sensitivity training and coaching to all 4Ps staff. Recent reviews in April 2015 indicate that the IPP is on-track, while identified some areas for follow-up and further monitoring. Additionally, related support under linked TA 7586 assisted DSWD to further review IPP-related dimensions and design and assess the viability of a potential modified CCT program specifically targeted at IP communities.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During project preparation, field consultations were undertaken including for preparing social and poverty analyses. This includes consultations with potential beneficiaries, schools and health facilities, parents groups, project staff and government staff at all levels. Consultations with Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and other interest groups were also conducted.
During Project Implementation Community participation is a key element of the Pantawid Pamilya CCT program and is integrated into the overall program design. Specific actions to ensure the participation of women, IPs and other vulnerable groups will be included through the preparation of a gender action plan (GAP) and an indigenous peoples assessment and measures. A grievance redress system (GRS) is established, featuring a publicly available grievance database to track and resolve complaints. Linked technical assistance (TA 7586-PHI) supported DSWD to expand engagement of CSOs in GRS, family development sessions, other aspects of CCT, and complementary supply-side intervetions (e.g., literacy and livelihood programs). In coordination with AusAID and World Bank, the TA has supported DSWD's conduct of a 3-part series of national and regional "CSO-DSWD Forums on CCT", successfully completed during September-December 2011.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The Project's original procurement plan indicated loan financing for 57 consultants for the National and Regional Program Management Offices (NPMO and RPMO), with total estimated contract amount of $1.9 million. DSWD mobilized these NPMO and RPMO consultants using GOP funds. During the Midterm Review, DSWD confirmed that it will not seek Loan financing for 56 of these consultants, but requested the Project to finance the National Financial Analyst (included in the original procurement plan) plus 10 new contractual project staff positions who will carry out tasks directly related to the Project. These positions are either being recruited as individual consultants or have been mobilized. Firms will be recruited to undertake monitoring and evaluation studies, using fixed budget selection (FBS). The firm to undertake impact evaluation (data collection) is being recruited using quality and cost based selection (QCBS). The firm to undertake the spot checks is recruited using single source selection of the same firm recruited to undertake the spot checks under Set 1 of the 4Ps. Single source selection is justified on the basis of consistency of technical approach and continuity, which is important for this assignment. The firm to conduct spot checks in Set 1 areas were conducted competitively following World Bank guidelines.

The Consultants will be engaged in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2010, as amended from time to time). All opportunities must be published through both ADB Consulting Services Recruitment Notices (CSRN) and Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS).

Procurement

All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines.

No international and national competitive bidding envisaged for the Project. Shopping will be used for contracts for procurement of works and equipment worth less than $100,000.

Before the start of any procurement, ADB and the Government will review the public procurement laws of the national and local governments to ensure consistency with ADB's Procurement Guidelines.

Responsible ADB Officer Schelzig, Karin Mara
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Social Welfare and Development
Corazon Juliano-Soliman
[email protected]
Constitution Hills, Batasan Pambansa Complex Quezon City Philippines
Municipal Dev'l Fund Office-(Implementing Agency)
Roxas Boulevard corner Pablo Ocampo, Sr.
Street, Manila
1004
Timetable
Concept Clearance 12 Apr 2010
Fact Finding 12 Apr 2010 to 23 Apr 2010
MRM 25 May 2010
Approval 02 Sep 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 08 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2017

Loan 2662-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Sep 2010 14 Sep 2010 12 Jan 2011 31 Mar 2016 31 Jan 2017 05 Jun 2017
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 884.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 400.00 02 Sep 2010 400.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 484.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Sep 2010 400.00 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Loan 3369-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Feb 2016 29 Apr 2016 05 Jul 2016 30 Jun 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 6,159.40 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 400.00 09 Feb 2016 100.00 0.00 25%
Counterpart 5,309.40 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 450.00 09 Feb 2016 100.00 0.00 25%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

TA 7586-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Sep 2010 12 Oct 2010 12 Oct 2010 31 Aug 2012 31 Aug 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 02 Sep 2010 681,418.69
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

TA 7587-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Sep 2010 12 Oct 2010 12 Oct 2010 31 Jan 2013 31 Dec 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 300,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 425,000.00 02 Sep 2010 260,076.97
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

TA 9079-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Feb 2016 15 Mar 2016 15 Mar 2016 31 Dec 2019 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 09 Feb 2016 82,569.49
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 3369-PHI: Social Protection Support Project - Additional Financing Agreements Apr 2016
Social Protection Support Project (Additional Financing): Gender Action Plan Update Gender Action Plans Dec 2015
Social Protection Support Project (Additional Financing): Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Dec 2015
Social Protection Support Project (Additional Financing): Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Dec 2015
Social Protection Support Project - Additional Financing: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jun 2015
Strengthened Gender Impacts of Social Protection: TA 7587-PHI Social Protection Support Project Final Report Consultants' Reports Apr 2015
Towards A Gender Responsive Conditional Cash Transfer Program: The TA 7587- PHI Experience Consultants' Reports Apr 2015
Consolidated Reports on the Conditional Cash Transfer Program: Consultant’s Report Consultants' Reports Aug 2014
Towards Formulating the Capacity Development Framework for Pantawid Pamilya (DSWD): Consultant’s Report Consultants' Reports Apr 2014
Social Protection Support Project Procurement Plans Apr 2014
Social Protection Support Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Aug 2013
Rapid Appraisal Assessment Report on ECCD and the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program: Consultant’s Report Consultants' Reports Nov 2012
Amendment to the Loan Agreement for Social Protection Support Project between Republic of the Philippines and Asian Development Bank dated 05 October 2010 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Oct 2010
Loan Agreement for Social Protection Support Project between the Republic of the Philippines and Asian Development Bank dated 14 September 2010 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Sep 2010
Social Protection Support Project Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies Aug 2010
Social Protection Support Project Gender Action Plans Aug 2010
Social Protection Support Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Aug 2010
Social Protection Support Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Aug 2010
Social Protection Support Project Design and Monitoring Frameworks May 2010

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Social Protection Support Project - Additional Financing: Social Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2016
Social Protection Support Project - Additional Financing: Updated Indigenous Peoples Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Jun 2015
Social Protection Support Project: Indigenous People Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Aug 2010
Social Protection Support Project Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks May 2010

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Social Policy Expert (DSWD Unified Partnership Framework - Activity 6) Individual - Consulting Active 25 Oct 2017 07 Nov 2017
Social Policy Expert - Lead (Leadership for Convergence Program II - Activity 7) Individual - Consulting Active 25 Oct 2017 07 Nov 2017
ocial Policy Expert - Associate (Leadership for Convergence Program II - Activity 7) Individual - Consulting Active 25 Oct 2017 07 Nov 2017
Social Policy Expert (Unified Monitoring and Evaluation System - Activity 5) Individual - Consulting Active 24 Oct 2017 06 Nov 2017
Social Policy Expert (Development of Youth Development Sessions Manual for Pantawid - Activity 3) Individual - Consulting Active 21 Oct 2017 03 Nov 2017
International Social Economist (Review of Listahanan/Identifying Near Poor - Activity 1) Individual - Consulting Active 21 Oct 2017 27 Oct 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Impact Evaluation Wave 3 (SPSP to Finance 20% Only X 91% Financing) Loan 2662 19 Jan 2017 Social Weather Stations Quezon City Philippines Department of Social Welfare and Development Consultancy 880262.21

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Social Protection Support Project Procurement Plans Apr 2014