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Philippines: Expanded Social Assistance Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52257-001 Status: Proposed

The proposed Expanded Social Assistance Project will build on a decade of Asian Development Bank support for social protection in the Philippines. The 2010 Social Protection Support Project helped establish the national poverty targeting system, and supported implementation and evaluation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino conditional cash transfer (CCT) program. Additional financing approved in 2016 funded a share of the CCT education and health grants for more than four million households nationwide. ADB technical assistance has strengthened capacity and delivered demand-driven policy and advisory support to inform program reforms. While the proposed third phase of support will continue to strengthen the CCT program, it will also help to build a more integrated and efficient social protection system.

Project Details

Project Officer
Chakravarti, Shamit Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Philippines
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Expanded Social Assistance Project
Project Number 52257-001
Country Philippines
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Expanded Social Assistance Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 500.00 million
World Bank US$ 300.00 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 Expanded Social Assistance Project will build on a decade of Asian Development Bank support for social protection in the Philippines. The 2010 Social Protection Support Project helped establish the national poverty targeting system, and supported implementation and evaluation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino conditional cash transfer (CCT) program. Additional financing approved in 2016 funded a share of the CCT education and health grants for more than four million households nationwide. ADB technical assistance has strengthened capacity and delivered demand-driven policy and advisory support to inform program reforms. While the proposed third phase of support will continue to strengthen the CCT program, it will also help to build a more integrated and efficient social protection system. It will finance transfers and strengthen implementation mechanisms (including payment, financial management, and targeting) for the government's expanded social transfers, including the social pension program. The project will support the Philippine Development Plan 2017 2022 goal of helping individuals and families cope with risks through a universal and transformative social protection system that builds socioeconomic resilience.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Poverty and vulnerability persist in the Philippines despite the country's strong economic performance in recent years. While the poverty rate fell from 25.2% in 2012 to 21.6% in 2015, nearly 22 million people continued to live under the poverty line, equivalent to about $1.20 per person per day at the time. A far greater number 49 million or 48.5% of the population was vulnerable to income poverty in 2015. In response to this challenge, the government of the Philippines has set an ambitious target of reducing poverty to 14% by 2022. It has expanded the scope and coverage of its targeted social assistance for families with children and for the elderly. In 2018, it introduced a new 3-year unconditional cash transfer (UCT) for 10 million households, to mitigate the effects of anticipated inflation as a result of the recent tax reforms.
Impact A universal and transformative social protection system that builds socioeconomic resilience
Outcome Poverty and vulnerability to shocks reduced for the poorest 40% of men and women
Outputs

Timely social transfers delivered

Payment and financial management systems strengthened

Poverty targeting and program monitoring enhanced

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
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 Chakravarti, Shamit
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Social Welfare and Development
Batasan Pambansa Complex
Constitution Hills, Quezon City
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 Nov 2018
Fact Finding 14 Oct 2019 to 15 Oct 2019
MRM 24 Jan 2020
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Jan 2019

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Title Document Type Document Date
Expanded Social Assistance Project: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2018
Expanded Social Assistance Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Nov 2018

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Expanded Social Assistance Project: Indigenous Peoples Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Nov 2019

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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