ADB is helping Georgia ensure that essential social services and protections are maintained and service quality improved. The project will provide a revenue cushion as the economy recovers, while supporting ongoing social protection reforms, including effective and gender-equitable coverage of services, initiatives to support retirement needs, and improving access to health care and education.
|Project Name||Social Services Delivery Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Education - Technical and vocational education and training - Tertiary
Finance - Insurance and contractual savings
Health - Health care finance - Mother and child health care
Public sector management - Public administration - Public expenditure and fiscal management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
The Program complements the Government's reform agenda by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of social services delivery and social protection programs through (i) improved targeting mechanisms of social assistance transfer; (ii) measures to help ensure sufficient income replacement after retirement; (iii) improved public social delivery standards; and (iv) improved public financial management to better manage resources and improve accountability.
The proposed loan will enable the Government to continue to support social services delivery and social protection programs, while improving their effectiveness and efficiency.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Sustainable and inclusive social sector financing.|
|Description of Outcome||More effective, efficient, and gender- responsive delivery of social services and protection programs|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Effective and gender-equitable coverage of social services
2. Initiatives to support retirement needs.
3. Inclusive allocation of resources for education and health and establishing standards.
4. Sound management of public resources for social services delivery and social protection.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Schou-Zibell, Anna Charlotte|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD|
Ministry of Finance
16 Gorgasali St., 0114
|Concept Clearance||02 Jul 2010|
|Fact Finding||19 Jul 2010 to 23 Jul 2010|
|MRM||12 Aug 2010|
|Approval||21 Sep 2010|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||19 Jul 2010|
|Last PDS Update||27 Oct 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|21 Sep 2010||29 Sep 2010||28 Oct 2010||31 Mar 2011||-||08 Nov 2010|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||100.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||100.00||21 Sep 2010||100.00||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||21 Sep 2010||100.00||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Social Services Delivery Program||Project/Program Completion Reports||Sep 2011|
|Loan Agreement for Social Services Delivery Program between Georgia and Asian Development Bank dated 29 September 2010||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Sep 2010|
|Social Services Delivery Program||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Aug 2010|
|Social Services Delivery Program||Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies||Aug 2010|
|Social Services Delivery Program||Design and Monitoring Frameworks||Aug 2010|
|Social Services Delivery Program||Gender Action Plans||Aug 2010|
|Social Services Delivery Program||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||May 2010|
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