|Project Name||Rural Pension Reform and Development|
|Country||China, People's Republic of
|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||
Finance / Finance sector development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||A well-functioning rural pension system is established to provide basic old age income protection for the rural population.|
|Description of Outcome||Improved policy and regulatory framework and strengthened financing mechanisms for the rural pension system.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Main report:
Sustainability analysis of the rural pension system nationwide.
2. Sub-report 1: Projection of, and quantitative analysis on, the sustainability of the rural pension system
3. Sub-report 2: Projection of, and quantitative analysis on, the sustainability of the pension system in
typical rural areas in western and central PRC.
4. Sub-report 3: Database design for monitoring the operation of rural pensions.
5. Policy-related knowledge products geared towards higherlevel policy and decision makers.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
A hand over review mission on 16-17 Mar 2010 and the EA agreed on changing contracts to incease the number of field trips of local consultants in order to get more vivid ideas on the current status of the rural pension system. The mission and the EA also agree that two officials from the EA will participate in the ADB regional conference for social protection from 21-22 April 2010. (14 Apr 2010)
International and national consultants were mobilized and now completing the surveys.
On 26 to 27 July 2010, EAFM organized the interim seminar together with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security to discuss major findings of the survey in rural areas and policy issues that need to be address in the later stage.
During the interim seminar, the project officer and the EA agreed that the TA will be implemented based on the seminar outputs. The future assistance of the TA will be focused on: (i) improving the institutional design for more integrated rural pension system with greater portability; (ii) enhancing the sustainability of individual accounts through reviewing the appropriateness of both current parameters and investment guidelines; (iii) designing the efficient information system which can be easily used by the rural agencies; and (iv) containing the fiscal burden to the sustainable extent while providing sufficient post-retirement income security.
The EA conducted an international study tour to Tokyo Japan on 11 to 16 October 2010.
The final seminar for disseminating the TA outputs and the training session for local government officials were organized in Jan 13~14, 2011.
Major TA outputs are: (i) policy recommendations for improving the system design, (ii) analysis on the financial sustainability of the rural pension system, and (iii) establishment of monitoring system and Database. (Feb 7, 2011)
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||Targeted workshops/seminars will be organized for different stakeholders at various stages of project implementation.|
|Consulting Services||Consultants will be selected and engaged on an individual basis.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Jiang, Xiaofei|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Public Mgt, Financial Sector and Regional Coop Division, EARD|
Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security
Mr. Dai Xiaochu
Department of International Cooperation
12 Hepingli Zhongjie, Beijing
People's Republic of China
|Concept Clearance||12 May 2009|
|Fact Finding||05 May 2009 to 08 May 2009|
|Approval||24 Jul 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||16 Apr 2010|
|Last PDS Update||14 Dec 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|24 Jul 2009||26 Aug 2009||26 Aug 2009||31 Dec 2010||31 Dec 2011||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|500,000.00||0.00||200,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||700,000.00||24 Jul 2009||393,678.09|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Evaluation of ADB Technical Assistance Grants for the Social Security System Reform in the People's Republic of China||Technical Assistance Performance Evaluation Reports||Sep 2010|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Support to Rural Pension Reform and Administration in the People's Republic of China||Papers and Briefs||Dec 2014|
|Reforming the Rural Pension System in the People's Republic of China||Papers and Briefs||Dec 2009|
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