Philippines : Support for Conditional Cash Transfers

Sovereign Project | 43407-012

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Spohr, Christopher A.
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name
Support for Conditional Cash Transfers
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • Philippines
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7468-PHI: Support for Conditional Cash Transfers
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
Strategic Agendas
  • Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
  • Governance and capacity development
  • Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector
  • Health / Health insurance and subsidized health programs - Health system development

  • Public sector management / Social protection initiatives

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The TA will continue ADB's support for the Medium Term Philippines Development Plan (MTPDP) and the mutual objectives of higher levels of pro-poor, sustainable growth and attainment of the millennium development goals.

The project to be designed via the TA was included in ADB?s Philippines Country Operations Business Plan for 2010?2012, and will directly support the Government?s social protection agenda. ADB?s Strategy 2020 identifies social protection as critical to promoting greater access to opportunities by expanding human capacities, especially for the disadvantaged.


The impact of the proposed S-PPTA is increased utilization of health and education services of poor households in the Philippines.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

The outcome is an agreed-upon design for supporting the 4Ps program and the social reform agenda of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) that is suitable for ADB financing.

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

The main outputs of the S-TA will be (i) province, municipality and household selection and confirmation, including an assessment of the methodology used; (ii) social and gender assessments and institutional analysis in the selected areas; (iii) an analysis of the Executing Agency's planning, management, and human resources capacity and a corresponding management strategy with actions for expanding the program; (iv) a training need assessment and training plan for staff at national and local levels; and (v) a detailed design for a full investment project to support the 4Ps, in line with the Government's policy and strategies and ADB requirements, including scope, cost estimates, financing plan, implementation arrangements, monitoring, evaluation and reporting, economic, financial, social and environmental analysis, and mitigation measures, if any.

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

Safeguard Categories

Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
TA design included dialogue with the Department of Social Welfare (DSWD) and other relevant agencies, as well as development partners.
During Project Implementation
For the loan project to be designed through the TA, poor households (in particular, children 0-14 years old and pregnant mothers) are the primary stakeholders. Key initial stakeholders also include education and health facilities staff and interest groups (patients and parents), DSWD, Department of Education (DepEd) and Department of Health (DOH) staff, local governments, national government agencies, and non-government organizations (NGOs). During the PPTA, field consultations were thus undertaken, including for preparing social and poverty analyses. This included discussions with/visits to potential beneficiaries, schools and health facilities, project staff and government staff at all levels. Consultations with NGOs and other interest groups were also conducted.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
The TA financed international (9 person-months) and national (5 person-months) consulting services. It commenced 15 January 2010 and ended 31 December 2010. All consultants report to DSWD and to the ADB project officer. ADB recruited the individual consultants in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). To facilitate the work and ensure that DSWD gains technical expertise and knowledge, the consultant team works closely with counterpart experts from DSWD, who assist with the necessary consultations and other work. Disbursements under the S-TA conform to ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2008, as amended from time to time).


Responsible ADB Officer
Spohr, Christopher A.
Responsible ADB Department
Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Social Welfare and Development


Concept Clearance
Fact Finding
11 Nov 2009 to 13 Nov 2009
21 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission
PDS Creation Date
21 Dec 2009
Last PDS Update
15 Feb 2011


TA 7468-PHI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Dec 2009 - 21 Dec 2009 31 Dec 2010 - 15 Mar 2011
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
200,000.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 240,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 Jun 2022 96,236.59

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Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing Support for Conditional Cash Transfers Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Dec 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.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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