Strategy 2030 Social Protection Directional Guide: Toward Inclusive and Resilient Social Protection

Institutional Document | December 2022

This Social Protection Directional Guide provides strategic directions in social protection for the Asian Development Bank.

This directional guide aims to help ADB teams operationalize support for social protection systems in DMCs under Strategy 2030’s Operational Priority 1 by ensuring an inclusive recovery from the pandemic shocks, strengthening resilience to existing and new risks, addressing remaining poverty, and reducing inequalities in Asia and the Pacific region. At the core is a vision of building more inclusive and resilient social protection policies and systems, through three key strategic objectives: (i) comprehensive social protection policies and programs, (ii) integrated solutions with amplified development impact, and (iii) adaptive and shock-responsive social protection and four operational pillars: (i) strengthening social protection policies and systems, (ii) supporting integrated intersector initiatives, (iii) scaling up sustainable and catalytic financing, and (iv) building partnerships.

This directional guide is designed to be a living document, and will be updated as needed to remain relevant to the dynamic development context of Asia and the Pacific.


  • Introduction
  • Where We Are
  • Where We Are Going: Strategic Objectives and Operational Pillars
  • What We Will Do
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Strategy 2030
  • Social development and protection
  • 48
  • 8.5 x 11

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