Regional Capacity Development Workshop on Measuring Social Protection

Event | 14 - 16 May 2013 BPS-Statistics Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Purpose / background

As developing countries in Asia and the Pacific give greater attention to social protection, capturing and measuring data on various programs on social assistance, social insurance and labor market can assist governments in monitoring and evaluating these programs. This event will gather representatives of statistical and planning offices of 14 of ADB's developing member countries to discuss ways to measure and institutionalize monitoring of social protection programs. It will highlight the experiences of Indonesia, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka in integrating a social protection module into their household income and expenditure surveys.

This three-day learning event is organized with BPS-Statistics Indonesia, International Labour Organization (ILO) and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). It is part of ADB's regional capacity development technical assistance for Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index (R-CDTA 7601).


The workshop will share the results of an ADB initiative to include a social protection module in household income and expenditure surveys and discuss related topics on institutionalizing measurement of and access to social protection data

Expected outputs

  • knowledge and good practices shared on monitoring social protection programs through household survey;
  • improved awareness among statisticians in developing countries on developing a systematic social protection module that can be incorporated into household income and expenditure survey;
  • policy dialogue on strengthening capacity of national statistical offices to monitor social protection programs in their respective countries; and
  • presentations and workshop highlights

Target participants

Specialists from ADB, ILO, and OECD, academe and country representatives