Philippines: Early Childhood Development

Nonsovereign Project | 27086-013 Status: Approved

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Project Name Early Childhood Development
Project Number 27086-013
Country Philippines
Location 132 LGUs in 10 provinces in Regions 6, 7, and 12.
Approval Number 1607/1606
Type or Modality of Assistance
1607/1606 OCR US$ 15.70 million Approved
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Health - Mother and child health care

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Project Sponsor(s)
Description The Project will be the main instrument for the Government to meet its commitment to young children and improve their prospects of surviving and developing into successful students, workers, and citizens. The Project will reduce infant and child mortality, malnutrition, and primary school dropout rates; increase primary school achievement and cohort survival rates; and improve the health, welfare, and cognitive development of preschoolers. The Project is designed to provide the needed technical and financial support to enable LGUs to deliver more and better services for children under six years old, and to systematically organize national technical and program resources to assist LGUs in developing capacities for planning, managing, and evaluating ECD programs and services in their respective localities.
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Consulting services for the Project include about 6 person-months of international services and 870 person-months of domestic services. An individual international consultant will be recruited in the area of food fortification, and domestic consultants will be recruited in the areas of (i) national and regional coordination for food fortification; (ii) food technology; (iii) food and nutrition analysis; (iv) community monitoring survey design; (v) ECD systems and procedures; (vi) ECD team supervision protocols and guidelines; (vii) architectural specifications for ECD facilities; (viii) service delivery protocols; (ix) LGU subproject appraisal and financial performance monitoring; (x) referral systems operations planning; (xi) procurement; (xii) financial appraisal; (xiii) operations research; (xiv) strategic management planning; (xv) health; (xvi) nutrition; and (xvii) early education.

The domestic consultants will be grouped into two packages covering food fortification and Project management/institutional development. All consultants financed by the Bank will be selected and engaged in accordance with Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to the Bank for the engagement of domestic consultants.


All procurement to be financed from the proceeds of the Bank loans will be carried out in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement. Each civil works contract estimated to cost less than the equivalent of $1,000,000 will be awarded on the basis of local competitive bidding. Supply contracts for equipment or materials estimated to cost $500,000 equivalent or more will be awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding; this will include micronutrients and bulk drugs purchased under Part A.1, and computers. Contracts between $50,000 and $500,000 equivalent will be awarded through international shopping. For contracts of less than $50,000 equivalent, direct purchase will be allowed.

Procurement of goods and services funded by the World Bank will follow the standard procedures of the World Bank. A procurement plan has been developed, and a procurement manual prepared as a reference guide for the national PMO.

Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation

Concept Clearance 24 Feb 1993
Due Diligence
Credit Committee Meeting 27 Jun 1997
Approval 27 Jan 1998
PDS Creation Date 29 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 19 Feb 2007
Title Document Type Document Date
Early Childhood Development Project Project/Program Completion Reports Jun 2007
Early Childhood Development Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Jan 1998

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.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Philippines: Early Childhood Development Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Nov 2008

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