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.
|Project Name||Early Childhood Development|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount|
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Health / Mother and child health care
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|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.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The overall aim of the Project is to contribute to the attainment of human development goals by providing services and supporting activities that ensure survival and promote development of Filipino children, particularly those who are most vulnerable and disadvantaged. A corollary goal is to establish working mechanisms for technical cooperation and partnership between the National Government and local governments on one hand, and between government and nongovernment organizations (NGOs) on the other.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||132 LGUs in 10 provinces in Regions 6, 7, and 12.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
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.
|Responsible ADB Officer||ADB Disclosure|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Human and Social Development Division, SERD|
Department of Social Welfare and Development
Batasan Pambansa Complex
Constitution Hills, Quezon City
|Concept Clearance||24 Feb 1993|
|Fact Finding||14 Apr 1997 to 02 May 1997|
|MRM||27 Jun 1997|
|Approval||27 Jan 1998|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||29 Nov 2006|
|Last PDS Update||19 Feb 2007|
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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Promoting Early Child Development in the Philippines||Papers and Briefs||Oct 2009|
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