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Regional: Strengthening Social Protection in the Pacific

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53371-001 Status: Active

The TA is designed to address piecemeal and weakly targeted social protection measures in the Pacific and expand social protection systems to promote sustainable support for the vulnerable. It will offer broad support to meet the distinct needs of the region by focusing on social insurance, social assistance, and active labor market programs. Priorities will also be given to assist Pacific DMCs in responding to COVID-19 and other climate and disaster related shocks under all the TA outputs.

Project Details

Project Officer
Carandang, Ninebeth S. Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Strengthening Social Protection in the Pacific
Project Number 53371-001
Country Regional
Cook Islands
Fiji
Micronesia, Federated States of
Kiribati
Nauru
Niue
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Marshall Islands
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9963-REG: Strengthening Social Protection in the Pacific
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
People's Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 9963-REG: Strengthening Social Protection in the Pacific
Ireland Trust Fund for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The TA is designed to address piecemeal and weakly targeted social protection measures in the Pacific and expand social protection systems to promote sustainable support for the vulnerable. It will offer broad support to meet the distinct needs of the region by focusing on social insurance, social assistance, and active labor market programs. Priorities will also be given to assist Pacific DMCs in responding to COVID-19 and other climate and disaster related shocks under all the TA outputs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Impact(s) the TA is aligned with enhanced government capacity and leadership in social protection development in selected Pacific developing member countries.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Social protection systems and programs strengthened in selected Pacific DMCs.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Gender responsive social protection policies and investments identified and prioritized.

Capacity in building social protection systems and delivery of social protection services for vulnerable groups

improved.

Knowledge production and partnerships on social protection strengthened.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cook Islands - Nation-wide; Fiji - Nation-wide; Kiribati - Nation-wide; Marshall Islands - Nation-wide; Micronesia, Federated States of - Nation-wide; Nauru - Nation-wide; Niue - Nation-wide; Palau - Nation-wide; Papua New Guinea - Nation-wide; Samoa - Nation-wide; Solomon Islands - Nation-wide; Tonga - Nation-wide; Tuvalu - Nation-wide; Vanuatu - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. Concurrence will be sought from participating governments in the shortlisting of consultants. The TA will finance up to 43 person-months of international consulting services and 14.5 of national consulting services. Either individual or consulting firm selections will be used in accordance with the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions. The TA requires highly qualified international and national experts in the field of social protection and regulatory framework, social protection investment planning and financing and aged care, among others. Proceeds of the TA will be disbursed in accordance with the ADB Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Carandang, Ninebeth S.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PASP
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 13 Nov 2019
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 15 Apr 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Aug 2020

TA 9963-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Apr 2020 - 15 Apr 2020 31 Mar 2025 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
4,500,000.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,500,000.00 15 Apr 2020 39,739.25

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Digital and Assistive Technology Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Apr 2021 12 Apr 2021
Aged Care Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Apr 2021 12 Apr 2021
Aged Care Financing Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Apr 2021 12 Apr 2021
Aged Care Officer Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Apr 2021 12 Apr 2021
Disability Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Mar 2021 03 Apr 2021
Aged Care Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Mar 2021 04 Apr 2021
Aged Care Officer Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Mar 2021 04 Apr 2021
Social Development Specialist/Project Manager (Chuuk) Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Mar 2021 13 Mar 2021
Social Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Feb 2021 22 Feb 2021
Social Protection Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Jan 2021 12 Jan 2021
Social Registry Project Manager Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Nov 2020 07 Dec 2020
Social Registry Administrative Staff Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Nov 2020 14 Dec 2020
COVID-19 Response Project for the Poor and Vulnerable Groups in the Pacific - Procurement Specialist (PAL) Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Jul 2020 04 Aug 2020
COVID-19 Response Project for the Poor and Vulnerable Groups in the Pacific - Procurement Specialist (VAN) Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Jul 2020 04 Aug 2020
Consulting Firm for Aged Care Assessment in the Pacific Firm - Consulting Closed 24 Mar 2020 02 Apr 2020

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9963 31 Jul 2020 NAREE International Limited(HONG KONG, CHINA) in association with Training & Technology Transfer Ltd.(NEW ZEALAND) Room A, 29/F, United Centre, 95 Queenswa Admiralty Hongkong, Hong Kong, China Asian Development Bank 319,550.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.