Philippines: Promoting Partnerships and Innovation in Poor and Underserved Communities

Sovereign Project | 45320-001 Status: Active


The Asian Development Bank is working with the Philippines to improve the living conditions of about 5,896 poor families living in a low-cost housing project south of the capital city of Manila. The project is seeking to build partnerships across society to help the poor and use the experience as a pilot project that can be replicated elsewhere in the Philippines and in other countries.

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Project Name Promoting Partnerships and Innovation in Poor and Underserved Communities
Project Number 45320-001
Country Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9162-PHI: Promoting Partnerships and Innovations in Poor and Underserved Communities
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Multisector - Multisector

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome A one year extension was requested by the EA/IA and approved by ADB. It is expected that the target outcome will be achieved.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Southville 7 is included in the MDP

The Level II Communal Potable Water Supply System has been identified as the PPP project for Southville 7. It will target 2,306 relocated families.

The Level II Communal Potable Water Supply System is 100% complete as of March 2015. The community-based project team, the BNJ Water Consortium, has started operations in May 2015. The team is composed of five Homeowners Associations in Southville 7. The system is now servince about 2,300 HHs.

AFI is harnessing the support, resources and expertise of various public and private organizations to provide basic social services in the community, in the form of liveable housing units and community facilities, skills development and entrepreneurship programs, progressive and integrative basic education, accessible health care, clean and safe environment. AFI signed MOAs with TESDA, Entrepinoy Volunteers Foundation Inc., Simulaing Gabay sa Entrepinoy (SIGE) Foundation, Inc. , Armed Forces of the Philippines to confirm commitments and contributions in-kind to Southville 7. Contributions provided to Southville 7 -

Q2 2015 Target: P59.77 million

As of Q4 2014 (Cumulative from 2012 to 2014):

P111.1 million

As of 19 August 2015, 3,349 of 5,655 houses have

been energized or 58.9% of total

houses in Southville 7.

Conduct of baseline survey delayed, completed in December 2013.

Residents' net satisfaction rating of delivery of basic services:

Very Satisfied = 25%

Satisfied = 26%

Fair = 32%

Dissatisfied = 12%

Very Dissatisfied = 5%

Satisfaction rating = 51%

4,167 out of 5,655 households, or 73.32%, currently have access to at least Level II Water System.

Level I: 1,516 households (rainwater harvesters or shallow wells)

Level II: 2,881 households

Level III: 1,286 households

1,439 individuals (representing the same number of households), or 25% of 5,655 total number of households, have received livelihood assistance. In the 2012 baseline survey, 10% of respondents said they received training during the 2012-2013 period.

Of the 1,439 individuals who received livelihood assistance, 71% are women..

CBO officers underwent SWOT and Vision-Mission-Goals workshops held from August to September 2012. As a follow-up to these activities, CBOs consolidated their organization-level outputs to come up with Southville 7-level goals and development projects.

These abilities are reflected in the submission of community proposals under the CAF. These proposals undergo screening and validation by the BMC. Approved CAF projects include solar street lights, playground sets, shallow wells, cleaning equipment and village gates.

The CIF management and utilization are guided by BNJPA's CDP 2013-2015.

73.3% of 3,098 attendees in capacity development activities are women (as of 31 Mar 2015).

Completed. PIU established and operational; M&E and reporting systems established and operational

- Regular weekly reporting by IA, PIU

- Weekly meeting by LAC/BMC

- Monthly meeting by PSC

- Monthly meeting by HOAs and BNJPA

Ongoing. KMS submitted a draft case study HomeownersAssociations as Partners in Community Development: Case Study of Bayanijuan sa Southville7, Calauan, Laguna".

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Potential environmental impacts (including health and safety) may be generated from groundwater abstraction to supply drinking water to some 6,000 families. Environmental impact during construction will be limited to the associated civil works. Electrical connection to houses and community facilities could have impact on the safety of contractors and individuals. An initial environment examination is being prepared in accordance with ADB social and environmental safeguard policies and guidelines.
Involuntary Resettlement The project seeks to improve the delivery of basic services to poor and vulnerable families in Southville 7. Of the 5,986 families in Southville 7, 3,179 were informal settlers in Metro Manila and victims of Typhoon Ondoy; 1,985 were squatter families from the Pasig riverbanks and tributaries in Manila; and 732 families were beneficiaries of socialized housing program under the Government's Home Development Mutual Fund. No involuntary resettlement is expected.
Indigenous Peoples This project will not target IP communities. Its intended beneficiaries are some 5,986 poor families in Southville 7. Most of the residents were informal settlers in Metro Manila and victims of Typhoon Ondoy. They do not belong to any indigenous group.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were held with the national and local government agencies, AFI, NGOs, community-based organizations, community members and leaders of Southville 7, and Embassy of Japan during the project appraisal and design mission in September 2011. Project stakeholders, including women community leaders, were invited to provide inputs to the project design, scope, implementing arrangements, opportunities for partnerships, and lessons learned from similar initiatives in the country. NHA, Calauan LGU, and AFI provided extensive information about Southville 7 as well as the municipality and province. The views and suggestions of the stakeholders consulted have been incorporated into the project design. Opportunities to partner with private sector organizations and NGOs were also identified during the project preparation.
During Project Implementation During implementation, the project promotes stakeholder and community participation through the partnership building and CDD approaches that have been embedded in the project design. A consultation and participation/communication plan was prepared to further strengthen the project design's participatory process during implementation. The plan will identify stakeholders and community participation processes that will be actively co-managed by the project implementation unit and the community-based organizations. Participation of women in managing community affairs and community investments are embedded in project design and implementation.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Elaine Thomas
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
National Housing Authority (NHA)
Office of the President
Quezon Memorial Elliptical Road, Diliman


Concept Clearance 06 Sep 2011
Fact Finding 14 Aug 2011 to 19 Aug 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Grant 9162-PHI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Apr 2012 22 May 2012 22 May 2012 30 Nov 2015 30 Nov 2016 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 6.01 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 09 Apr 2012 0.00 1.37 91%
Counterpart 4.51 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.50 09 Apr 2012 0.00 1.40 93%

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
Promoting Partnerships and Innovation in Poor and Underserved Communities Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2013

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