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Pakistan: Social Protection Development Project (Additional Financing)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 45233-006 Status: Approved

The proposed additional financing will help the Government of Pakistan to scale up the ongoing project to continue support to the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), the country's primary social protection program and one of the largest social protection programs in South Asia. The support will (i) enable disbursement of unconditional cash transfer (UCT) payments to eligible BISP beneficiaries against the backdrop of a difficult macroeconomic situation, and (ii) further improve the institution's capacity for financial management and control, and policy research, data analytics and intervention design.

Project Details

Project Officer
Laisiasa Tora Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Pakistan
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Social Protection Development Project (Additional Financing)
Project Number 45233-006
Country Pakistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3837-PAK: Social Protection Development 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

Education / Education sector development - social protection initiatives

Health / Mother and child health care

Public sector management / Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The proposed additional financing will help the Government of Pakistan to scale up the ongoing project to continue support to the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), the country's primary social protection program and one of the largest social protection programs in South Asia. The support will (i) enable disbursement of unconditional cash transfer (UCT) payments to eligible BISP beneficiaries against the backdrop of a difficult macroeconomic situation, and (ii) further improve the institution's capacity for financial management and control, and policy research, data analytics and intervention design.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Despite substantial reductions in poverty rates, a quarter of the population remains below the poverty line. Pakistan showed a substantial decline in poverty headcount from 64.3% in 2001 to 24.3% in 2015. However, the pace of poverty reduction has not been uniform throughout the country, with greater annual rates of decline in urban areas (9%) compared to rural areas (6%). Rural poverty is more than twice as high as urban poverty with rural areas still accounting for 4 out of 5 poor individuals, a share that is unchanged since 2001.
Impact Income poverty and non-income poverty for poor families in Pakistan reduced (2007 National Social Protection Strategy)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Resilience of BISP female beneficiaries and their families increased
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Cash transfer program coverage expanded

BISP graduation program implemented

Financial management and control systems and policy research improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
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 Laisiasa Tora
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
[email protected]
F- Block, Pak Secretariat
Timetable
Concept Clearance 11 Jul 2019
Fact Finding 02 Jul 2019 to 12 Jul 2019
MRM 08 Aug 2019
Approval 04 Oct 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Oct 2019

Loan 3837-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Oct 2019 - - 31 Mar 2023 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 204.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.00 04 Oct 2019 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 4.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 04 Oct 2019 0.00 0.00 0%

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