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Pakistan: Integrated Social Protection Development Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 45233-007 Status: Proposed

The proposed RBL program will support the Government of Pakistan's efforts to implement high priorities from its Ehsaas Program (social protection and poverty reduction) in a coordinated, cohesive and systematic manner. The RBL modality is appropriate for the proposed program because the government has: (i) a sound social protection and poverty alleviation agenda and a vision for the sector; (ii) provided a clearly defined scope for ADB and other development partners; (iii) demonstrated progressive improvements in fiduciary and financial management (FM); (iv) extensive experience and success with the program-for-results financing instrument from the World Bank; and (iv) increased use of country systems in parallel with reforms in procurement and FM. In addition, the nature of the program requires a results and systems approach with the focus on overall results rather than a number of discrete interventions.

 
Project Name Integrated Social Protection Development Program
Project Number 45233-007
Country Pakistan
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Integrated Social Protection Development Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education / Pre-primary and primary - social protection initiatives

Health / Nutrition

Public sector management / Public expenditure and fiscal management - Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The proposed RBL program will support the Government of Pakistan's efforts to implement high priorities from its Ehsaas Program (social protection and poverty reduction) in a coordinated, cohesive and systematic manner. The RBL modality is appropriate for the proposed program because the government has: (i) a sound social protection and poverty alleviation agenda and a vision for the sector; (ii) provided a clearly defined scope for ADB and other development partners; (iii) demonstrated progressive improvements in fiduciary and financial management (FM); (iv) extensive experience and success with the program-for-results financing instrument from the World Bank; and (iv) increased use of country systems in parallel with reforms in procurement and FM. In addition, the nature of the program requires a results and systems approach with the focus on overall results rather than a number of discrete interventions. The RBL modality will facilitate the implementation of works by using country program systems, supporting institutional strengthening, promoting development partner coordination and harmonization, and reducing overall transaction costs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Pakistan, the world's fifth-most populous country, is a lower-middle-income country with a gross national income per capita of $1,383 in 2019. The economy exhibits an episodic pattern of growth characterized by boom and bust periods. Pakistan has several unresolved structural challenges that precipitate fiscal and financial crises every few years including insufficient high-value export capacity to finance imports, weak domestic revenue mobilization, outsized government expenditures on failing public sector enterprises, and an unreformed electricity and power sector requiring massive public subsidies to keep it afloat.
Impact Alleviate poverty, reduce inequality and achieve inclusive and sustainable human capital development (Ehsaas)
Outcome Increased social protection coverage and access to education, health services and nutrition requirements for poor households.
Outputs

Institutional and organizational capacity for social protection under UCT and CCT strengthened.

CCT for primary education expanded.

The implementation of pilot CCT for nutrition evaluated.

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 Tora, Laisiasa Natakubu
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
F- Block, Pak Secretariat
Timetable
Concept Clearance 11 Dec 2020
Fact Finding 05 Jul 2021 to 09 Jul 2021
MRM 28 Sep 2021
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Dec 2020

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