The overall goal of the Punjab Devolved Social Services Program (DSSP) is to achieve progress on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to poverty, gender, education, health, and WSS. PDSSP objective is to strengthen developed social services for a more equitable, efficient, effective, and sustainable delivery of social services in line with the Punjab Local Government Ordinance (PLGO).
|Project Name||Punjab Devolved Social Services Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development
Education - Education sector development - social protection initiatives
Health - Health sector development and reform
Public sector management - Public administration
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The overall goal of the Punjab Devolved Social Services Program (DSSP) is to achieve progress on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to poverty, gender, education, health, and WSS. PDSSP objective is to strengthen developed social services for a more equitable, efficient, effective, and sustainable delivery of social services in line with the Punjab Local Government Ordinance (PLGO). In order to achieve the goal and objective, it will be necessary to support reforms and capacity building to help (i) expand coverage of health services, especially for women and children, increase school enrolment rates, and improve access to WSS facilities; (ii) support locally driven programs identified and implemented by LGs in line with PRSP; (iii) move away from provincially driven- to demand driven-programs that are identified and implemented by local governments (LGs) in line with P-PRSP and provincial strategic plans and guidelines to achieve MDGs; and (iii) enhance the capacity of LGs to assume new roles and responsibilities in social services as envisaged under the PLO, including participatory planning, implementing, and monitoring and evaluation.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Van der Auwera, Michiel|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD|
Planning & Dev. Dept., Govt. of the Punjab
Sohail Ahmad, Secretary of Health
G.P.O. Box 92 Bahawalpur, Pakistan
|Concept Clearance||09 Mar 2004|
|Fact Finding||06 Jul 2004 to 26 Jul 2004|
|Approval||20 Dec 2004|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||08 Jan 2007|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|20 Dec 2004||10 Nov 2005||10 Nov 2005||31 Mar 2009||15 Oct 2010||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||20,000,000.00||5,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||25,000,000.00||20 Dec 2004||5,651,144.64|
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