Social Protection Project Briefs | Asian Development Bank

Social Protection Project Briefs

The Social Protection briefs present case studies of ADB projects geared towards reducing vulnerability and poverty through inclusive economic growth. The series features projects on labor markets, social insurance, and social assistance, covering pension systems, social services delivery, microinsurance, and skills development, among others.

  • December 2010

    Reforming Asia's Pension Systems

    This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) regional Technical Assistance (TA) on Developing Asia's Pension Systems: Overview and Reform Directions. The TA project will promote improved understanding of the pension systems of East and Southeast Asian countries-the PRC, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam-and their main structural features, main weaknesses, and strategic directions for reform.
  • September 2010

    Strengthening the Antipoverty Effects of Welfare Service Programs in the People's Republic of China

    This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Technical Assistance (TA) in the People's Republic of China, which placed emphasis on inclusive growth and balanced development.
  • September 2010

    Protecting Vulnerable Women and Children in Nepal

    This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Grant Assistance to Nepal for the Establishing Women and Children Service Centers Project, which is linked to the Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women Project. The goal of the grant project is to reduce vulnerability of women and children in five rural districts of Bara, Dhanusha, Doti, Jumla, and Rautahat where a high rate of crimes against women and children, including human trafficking, exists.
  • September 2010

    Child and Families Protection in Post-Conflict-Affected Areas of Nepal

    This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Grant Assistance to Nepal for the Strengthening of Decentralized Support for Vulnerable and Conflict-Affected Families and Children. The project aims to strengthen the government's legal framework, capacity, and decentralized effort in providing services to vulnerable groups and to pilot an effective child and family protection and support system in five conflict-affected districts - Achham, Banke, Bardiya, Rolpa, and Rukum.
  • March 2010

    Supporting the Safety Net Programs for Food Security in Bangladesh

    This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Emergency Assistance for Food Security Project in Bangladesh, which aims to to further strengthen safety net programs with an emphasis on targeting efficiency, increasing spending and expanding coverage.
  • March 2010

    Implementing Pension Reforms in India

    This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Technical Assistance (TA) to India for Pension Reforms for the Unorganized Sector.
  • March 2010

    Toward an Improved Public Employment Service System in the Western Region of the PRC

    This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Technical Assistance (TA) on the Improvement of Public Employment Service System in the Western Region of the People's Republic of China.
  • March 2010

    Developing the Microinsurance Sector in Sri Lanka

    This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Technical Assistance (TA) to Sri Lanka for Microinsurance Sector Development. The TA is expected to improve risk mitigation and reduce the vulnerability of the poor and low-income households in Sri Lanka by facilitating access to affordable life and general insurance products. It is primarily focused on conflict- and tsunami-affected areas to support the reconstruction of affected people.
  • December 2009

    Enhancing Mongolia's Pension System

    This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Strengthening the Pension System Technical Assistance (TA) in Mongolia.
  • December 2009

    Reforming the Pension System in Thailand

    This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Technical Assistance (TA) programs in Thailand in support of reforms to the country's pension system.

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