Philippines: Governance in Justice Sector Reform Program - Subprogram 1

Sovereign Project | 41380-013

ADB is helping the Philippine government improve the integrity and efficiency of its justice system. The loan for the program will be used to increase budget resources, improve public expenditure management, and introduce new internal controls in the sector. It will improve access to justice for the poor and vulnerable groups, focusing on gender-based discriminatory practices and gaps.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Jena, Prasanna Kumar
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
  • Modality
    • Loan
    • Technical Assistance
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Governance in Justice Sector Reform Program - Subprogram 1
Project Number 41380-013
Country / Economy Philippines
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2489-PHI: Governance in Justice Sector Reform Program - Subprogram 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
TA 7210-PHI: Supporting Governance in Justice Sector Reform in the Philippines
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Gender and Development Cooperation Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Law and judiciary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The GJRP aims to support the justice sector in the Republic of the Philippines by: (i) increasing resources available to the justice sector to levels that would reasonably enable the efficient delivery of justice services; (ii) supporting Government efforts to strengthen the rule of law in the Philippines by enhancing the efficiency and integrity of justice sector agencies; (iii) improving access to justice by poor and vulnerable groups with specific focus on gender-based discriminatory practices and gaps; and (iv) improving investor confidence and public trust in justice sector agencies.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy tbd
Impact Greater public trust and confidence in the justice system leading to improved citizen and investor confidence, and contributing to economic development and respect for the rule of law
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome A justice sector that is seen to be more credible, impartial, and efficient in respecting, upholding, and protecting rights; and delivering justice to all, particularly women and disadvantaged groups.
Progress Toward Outcome Meetings conducted with the Supreme Court, other stakeholders, and other government agencies concerned.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Strengthened judicial fiscal autonomy and accountability, and transparent use of resources in the justice sector

Implement mechanisms to enhance justice sector integrity

Supporting efficiency in justice sector

Improved access to justice for the poor and vulnerable groups

Expanding delivery of justice through alternative dispute resolution

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

All policy actions under subprogram-1 have been complied with.

The TA is in progress. Implementation of TA activities are over. TA report has been finailized. Financial closure of the TA is imminent.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Procurement The loan proceeds will be used to finance the full foreign exchange costs (excluding local duties and taxes) of items produced and procured in ADB member countries, excluding ineligible items and imports financed by other bilateral and multilateral sources. The Government will certify its compliance with this formula with each withdrawal reqeust. Otherwise, import documentation under existing procedures will be required.
Responsible ADB Officer Jena, Prasanna Kumar
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Finance
*Ms Editha Tan
BSP Complex, Roxas Blvd, manila
Supreme Court of the Philippines
*Atty Midas Marquez
Padre Faura, Manila
Concept Clearance 09 Jul 2008
Fact Finding 07 Nov 2007 to 30 May 2008
MRM 05 Sep 2008
Approval 16 Dec 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 Nov 2008
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2012

Loan 2489-PHI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2008 18 Dec 2008 10 Feb 2009 28 Feb 2010 - 28 Feb 2010
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 300.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 300.00 17 Jun 2022 300.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Jun 2022 300.00 0.00 100%

TA 7210-PHI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2008 10 Jan 2009 10 Jan 2009 31 Aug 2010 31 May 2012 01 Oct 2012
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 17 Jun 2022 1,572,787.00

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Title Document Type Document Date
Philippines: Governance in Justice Sector Reform Program Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2017

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