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Philippines: Social Protection Support Project (Second Additional Financing)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 43407-017 Status: Active

The proposed SPSP-AF II will support the government's efforts to provide unconditional emergency cash assistance (ECA) to the poor and vulnerable households which have been adversely affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and the associated declaration of community quarantine announced in several parts of the Philippines since 15 March 2020. The Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, or Republic Act No. 11469 (Bayanihan Law), which was signed into law on 24 March 2020, empowers the government to provide an ECA of P5,000-P8,000 per month for 2 months to around 18 million low-income households / families nationwide. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the local government units have been designated as the key agencies through which the ECA will be delivered.

Project Details

Project Officer
Chakravarti, Shamit Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Philippines
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Social Protection Support Project (Second Additional Financing)
Project Number 43407-017
Country Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3912-PHI: Social Protection Support Project (additional financing)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Health / Disease control of communicable disease

Public sector management / Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The proposed SPSP-AF II will support the government's efforts to provide unconditional emergency cash assistance (ECA) to the poor and vulnerable households which have been adversely affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and the associated declaration of community quarantine announced in several parts of the Philippines since 15 March 2020. The Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, or Republic Act No. 11469 (Bayanihan Law), which was signed into law on 24 March 2020, empowers the government to provide an ECA of P5,000-P8,000 per month for 2 months to around 18 million low-income households / families nationwide. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the local government units have been designated as the key agencies through which the ECA will be delivered. The SPSP-AF II will build on the decade-long support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the government's Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), which provides conditional cash transfers (CCTs) to improve the health and education of nearly 4.28 million households nationwide. This proposed EAL will fund part of the ECA to these 4Ps households so that they can cope with the unfolding economic, health, and social costs of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Adverse impact of COVID-19 outbreak. As in many other countries around the world, the Philippines and particularly its poor and vulnerable people has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. It poses a very high health risk for the elderly and for those with underlying health problems. As of 15 April 2020, the Philippines had recorded 5,453 COVID-19 cases, with 349 deaths. The government's response to contain the spread of COVID-19 includes a declaration of community quarantine covering the National Capital Region (NCR), which was announced on 15 March 2020. This was extended to the entire island of Luzon on 17 March 2020. This quarantine has been extended until 30 April 2020. The Office of the President of the Philippines has declared a state of calamity for the country until 17 September 2020. As a result of the community quarantine, factories have shut down, malls and restaurants closed, supply chains cut, and public transportation halted. These measures affect about 57 million people in eight regions which contribute nearly 73% to the country's economy. While the Philippine economy grew at a steady average annual rate of 6.5% during 2012-2019, growth is expected to be adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Projections made by the National Economic and Development Authority of the Philippines show that the quarantine could reduce gross domestic product (GDP) growth to potentially negative levels in 2020.
Impact

Impact the Project is Aligned with

Current project: Income poverty and non-income poverty reduced

Overall project: Unchanged (Philippines Development Plan 2017-2022)

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Household consumption and the use of education and health services by 4Ps households (especially mothers and children) are increased
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

National targeting system to selected poor households implemented efficiently

Current Project: Conditional health and education cash grants provided to poor households

Overall project: Unchanged

Current project: Capacity for CCT program operations strengthened

Overall project: Unchanged

Current project: Systems for monitoring and evaluating social protection programs improved

Overall project: Unchanged

Unconditional emergency cash assistance for 4Ps households having cash cards delivered on time

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Chakravarti, Shamit
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Social Welfare and Development
[email protected]
Batasan Pambansa Complex
Constitution Hills, Quezon City
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Apr 2020
Fact Finding 22 Mar 2020 to 22 Mar 2020
MRM 08 Apr 2020
Approval 27 Apr 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Apr 2020

Loan 3912-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Apr 2020 28 Apr 2020 05 May 2020 31 Oct 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 200.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.00 27 Apr 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Apr 2020 0.00 0.00 0%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Social Protection Support Project – Second Additional Financing: Draft Indigenous Peoples Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Apr 2020

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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