Pakistan: Integrated Social Protection Development Program

Sovereign Project | 45233-007

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 / Economy Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
ND
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0814-PAK: Integrated Social Protection Development Program
Asian Development Fund US$ 3.00 million
Grant 0815-PAK: Integrated Social Protection Development Program
Education Above All Foundation US$ 24.48 million
Loan 4154-PAK: Integrated Social Protection Development Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 600.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education / Non-formal education - social protection initiatives - Pre-primary and primary - social protection initiatives - Secondary - social protection initiatives

Health / Mother and child health care - 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 Poverty alleviated and the status of excluded and deprived families, especially women, elevated.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Social protection system strengthened and expanded
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Institutional capacity for social protection and climate resilience strengthened

Access to primary and secondary education improved for children and adolescents of poor families

Access to health services and nutrition supplies enhanced for women, adolescent girls, and children of poor families

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 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
[email protected]
F- Block, Pak Secretariat
Timetable
Concept Clearance 11 Dec 2020
Fact Finding 03 Aug 2021 to 27 Sep 2021
MRM 30 Sep 2021
Approval 08 Dec 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 08 Dec 2021

Grant 0814-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Dec 2021 10 Dec 2021 22 Dec 2021 30 Jun 2026 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 3.00 29 Jul 2022 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Jul 2022 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0815-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Dec 2021 10 Dec 2021 22 Dec 2021 30 Jun 2026 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 24.48 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 29 Jul 2022 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 24.48 29 Jul 2022 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 4154-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Dec 2021 10 Dec 2021 22 Dec 2021 30 Jun 2026 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 6,299.52 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 600.00 29 Jul 2022 40.00 0.00 7%
Counterpart 5,699.52 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Jul 2022 100.00 0.00 17%

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