Pakistan: Social Protection Development Project

Sovereign Project | 45233-003 Status: Closed


The project preparatory technical assistance (TA) is required to assist in the design and the start up of the Social Protection Development Project (the project).

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Project Name Social Protection Development Project
Project Number 45233-003
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8337-PAK: Social Protection Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 650,000.00
TA 8337-PAK: Social Protection Development (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Health - Health insurance and subsidized health programs

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The project preparatory technical assistance (TA) is required to assist in the design and the start up of the Social Protection Development Project (the project).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy This TA is being used to prepare the necessary assessments, to assist with all necessary due diligence tasks, to develop detailed project activities, and to assist in the start up of the project activities.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location 7 million eligible BISP beneficiaries, spread across the different provinces and districts, were idenfiied based on the cut-off score of a poverty scorecard survey

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The main discussions are with BISP as executing agency, and its contracted implementing partners.
During Project Implementation Throughout implementation discussions were held with BISP, its contracted implementing partners, and the Ministry of Finance, External Affairs Division, government agencies involved in education, health, labor and welfare, poor women as beneficiaries of the BISP, rural support programs (on outreach to the poor) and other development partners, involved with BISP.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consulting services are required for three separate technical fields: social safety nets, health insurance and vocational training. For each technical field, an international consultant was paired with a national consultant. The consultants were hired on an individual basis given the diversity of expertise required, which might not be available within one single firm. All consultants report to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) project officer and the BISP. The TA is extended until 30 November 2016 to assist the EA in the initial implementation of the project.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Van der Auwera, Michiel
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Benazir Income Support Program
Mr. Tahir Noor, Director Donor Coordination
[email protected]
F- Block, Pak Secretariat


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval 11 Mar 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Sep 2016

TA 8337-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Mar 2013 22 Mar 2013 22 Mar 2013 30 Sep 2013 30 Nov 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
875,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 875,000.00 11 Mar 2013 756,902.34
Title Document Type Document Date
Social Protection Development Project Technical Assistance Reports Mar 2013

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