Mongolia: Social Sectors Support Program

Sovereign Project | 43096-013 Status: Closed

ADB is helping Mongolia cushion the impact of the global economic crisis on the poor. The program is being harmonized with assistance from other development partners to help the government bridge fiscal shortfalls for social sectors as part of an economic stabilization plan. It will support reforms in social welfare, health, and education and target assistance to the most needy.

Project Results

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    23,806

    teachers trained with quality or competency standards

The results data reported above are limited to ADB's core sectors, as defined under Strategy 2020 and tracked through indicators in the ADB Results Framework. For definitions of results indicators, please see the ADB Results Framework Indicators Definition.

Project Details

Project Officer
Bodart, Claude East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Mongolia
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
Sector
  • Education
  • Health
  • Public sector management
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Social Sectors Support Program
Project Number 43096-013
Country Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0151-MON: Social Sectors Support Program
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 16.90 million
Loan 2523-MON: Social Sectors Support Program
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 43.10 million
TA 7300-MON: Social Sectors Support Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Education sector development

Health - Health care finance - Nutrition

Public sector management - Social protection initiatives

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

The program supported the successful implementation of a macroeconomic policy and achieved concrete steps toward broader policy reforms in four sectors through the twelve policy reform areas. Strong follow-up actions greatly enhanced the effectiveness of the program. Through the accompanying TA, the use of the ADB-supported Proxy means testing (PMT), the overarching policy measure that drove the program, has been strengthened as a viable tool for Government targeting of social benefit.

The SSSP is rated effective in achieving its intended outcome. Pro-poor funding of priority basic services in 2010-2011 was ensured and reforms to improve the efficiency of social welfare spending and improve living conditions of the poor were initiated. The Project Completion Report was approved on 13 March 2013.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The SSSP supported outputs in 12 policy reform areas (PRAs). The first PRA was the government's arrangement with the IMF, which was a general condition for the program loan. The other 11 PRAs were in the social welfare (3), health (3), education (3), and urban development sectors (2). Nineteen performance targets and/or indicators were set in these PRAs. Policy reform activities under the education and urban development components in PRAs 8 12 were implemented in collaboration with JICA. Program implementation was strongly supported by ADB's TA to support strategic capacity development for the social sectors. All performance targets for the nine policy reform outputs were achieved at program completion. Seventeen of these targets were accomplished well within the target dates, demonstrating the strong commitment of the government to the policy reform measures. The delays in reaching the remaining two performance targets, which were related to the targeting and consolidation of social welfare assistance, were due to reluctance in the parliament to support reforms along this line.
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Extensive consultation has been carried out with Government, development partners, and other relevant stakeholders during the preparation of the Program. In addition, the poverty and social analysis is based on a rapid assessment with focus group discussions and key informant interviews carried out in rural soums and urban districts, the qualitative poverty assessment of February 2009, and the analysis of the 2007 2008 National Statistics Office poverty data compiled for the CPA in April 2009.
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consultants will be recruited under ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time) for the recruitment of international and national consultants. ADB will recruit the consultants on an individual basis. Each TA component will require consulting services of up to three individual consultants. A total of 19 person-months of international consultants (6 consultants) and 46 person-months of national consultants (7 consultants) will be needed to support TA activities.
Procurement All equipment and materials will be procured by the MOF in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). Ownership will be transferred to the Government after completion of the TA. The equipment and materials procured will include computers, software, printers, and other equipment necessary for the implementation of TA activities.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Bodart, Claude
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Mongolia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
D. Battur
[email protected]
Government Building 2, UN St 5/1, Mongolia 15160
Ministry of Social Welfare and Labor
T. Gandii
United Nations Avenue 5
Ulaanbaatar-46
Mongolia

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 May 2009
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2013

Grant 0151-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Jun 2009 26 Jun 2009 15 Jul 2009 31 Dec 2010 31 Mar 2012 30 Sep 2012
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 16.90 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 16.90 24 Jun 2009 16.90 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Jun 2009 16.90 0.00 100%

Loan 2523-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Jun 2009 26 Jun 2009 15 Jul 2009 31 Dec 2010 31 Mar 2012 30 Sep 2012
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 43.10 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 43.10 24 Jun 2009 43.87 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Jun 2009 43.87 0.00 100%

TA 7300-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Jun 2009 16 Jul 2009 16 Jul 2009 30 Jun 2011 31 Dec 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 24 Jun 2009 605,206.63

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Title Document Type Document Date
Social Sectors Support Program Project/Program Completion Reports Mar 2013
Amendment to the Financing Agreement for Social Sectors Support Program between Mongolia and Asian Development Bank dated 08 February 2012 Financing Agreement Feb 2012
Social Sectors Support Program (Second Tranche) Progress Reports on Tranche Releases Jan 2012
Social Sectors Support Program Reports and Recommendations of the President Jun 2009
Financing Agreement for Social Sectors Support Program between Mongolia and ADB dated 26 June 2009 Financing Agreement Jun 2009
Social Sectors Support Program Design and Monitoring Frameworks May 2009

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
Mongolia: Social Sectors Support Program Validations of Project Completion Reports Nov 2014

Related Publications

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Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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