China, People's Republic of: Capacity Development for Rural Pension Administration and Services

Sovereign Project | 44045-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Capacity Development for Rural Pension Administration and Services
Project Number 44045-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7606-PRC: Capacity Development for Rural Pension Administration and Services
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Finance - Insurance and contractual savings

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Progress is being achieved based on the revised schedule, and the project will be completed by 31 October 2012.

Major activities have been done, and the final report has been drafted.

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

The review mission was conducted in March 9 2011. The Mission and the MOHRSS agreed to extend the TA deadline to August 2012 considering that the TA started later than original plan. In addition, the Mission and the MOHRSS agreed on: (i) recruiting consultants by June 2011; (ii) completing rural surveys by December 2011; (iii) organizing the interim seminar in March 2012; (iv) delivering final reports by May 2012; and (v) holding the final seminar in July 2012. (March 17 2011)

Local consultants were mobilized on May/June 2011 and started their research work, survey in Beijing and collection of material and data.

Review mission fielded on 28-29 September 2011 and agreed the following with the EA:

(i) Survey in rural areas: Surveys of rural residents and pension agency staff will be completed by end 2011. The purpose of survey is to find major obstacles to efficient administration of pension services in different regions as well as needs for capacity development for rural pension agency staff;

(ii) Mid-term workshop: The mid-term workshop to discuss the survey result will be organized in the first quarter of 2012; and

(iii) Policy recommendations and implementation regulations: All the TA outputs including policy recommendations and assitance in developing implementation regulations will be delivered by third quarter of 2012.

To date (the end of September 2012), the final report has been drafted by national consultants.

The draft final report is under the peer review by the international consultant, and will be completed in October 2012.

The final workshop will be organized in October 2012 to disseminate major findings and discuss further challenges.

ADB mission will participate in the final workshop in October 2012.

The final workshop was organized in October 2012. The workshop targeted local relevant government agencies, and the project outputs were disseminated at the workshop.

Final report was submitted and all planned activities were also completed.

The project was completed on 30 November 2012.

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 The stakeholders, i.e., the bureau of human resource and social security at the provincial level and the city level, participated in the workshops. The focal issues were discussed among the stakeholders at the workshops, and they learned good practices and further challenges at the workshops.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will engage one international consultant and four national consultants for a total of 30 person-months. In particular, the national rural pension service and administration specialist will be the team leader.
Procurement The international and national consultants will be selected and engaged on an individual basis in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The proceeds of the TA will be disbursed in line with the Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Hiroko Shiroishi
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
Ms. Qian Xiaoyan
Department of International Cooperation
12 Hepingli Zhongjie, Beijing
People's Republic of China


Concept Clearance 01 Jun 2010
Fact Finding 15 Mar 2010 to 19 Mar 2010
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 21 Mar 2013

TA 7606-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Sep 2010 22 Oct 2010 22 Oct 2010 31 Oct 2011 30 Nov 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 21 Sep 2010 271,209.57

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