Bangladesh: Strengthening Social Resilience Program (Subprogram 2)

Sovereign Project | 55041-003

The proposed subprogram supports the Government of Bangladesh in strengthening the social resilience of Bangladesh's people. Aligned with the government's medium-term reform agenda on social protection, the program aims to accelerate reforms in increasing the coverage and efficiency of the protection, improving the financial inclusion of disadvantaged people, and strengthening the response to diversified protection needs.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Shiroishi, Hiroko Uchimura
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Bangladesh
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Strengthening Social Resilience Program (Subprogram 2)
Project Number 55041-003
Country / Economy Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4187-BAN: Strengthening Social Resilience Program (Subprogram 2)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 250.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Finance / Inclusive finance

Health / Health system development

Public sector management / Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The proposed subprogram supports the Government of Bangladesh in strengthening the social resilience of Bangladesh's people. Aligned with the government's medium-term reform agenda on social protection, the program aims to accelerate reforms in increasing the coverage and efficiency of the protection, improving the financial inclusion of disadvantaged people, and strengthening the response to diversified protection needs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The programmatic approach has been designed to support sequenced packages for the institutional and policy reforms that strengthen the inclusiveness and responsiveness of social protection in Bangladesh. The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved the programmatic approach and a $250 million loan for subprogram 1 on 18 June 2021. Subprogram 1, consisting of 10 prior actions, has supported the government in establishing national policy frameworks and providing key policy guidance leading to subsequent reform actions. All prior actions completed in subprogram 1 have been maintained, with no reversals. Building on the subprogram 1 achievements, 11 policy actions under subprogram 2 aim to improve the administrative efficiency of the social protection system with better protection coverage, deepen the financial inclusion of disadvantaged people, and broaden the scope of protection.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
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 Category C for environment.
Involuntary Resettlement Subprogram 2 will support policy actions related to improving inclusiveness and responsiveness in social development. It will not support interventions that will result in physical or economic displacement because of involuntary land acquisition and involuntary land use. In line with the principles of ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), due diligence assessed the policy actions and confirmed no impacts for involuntary resettlement as designed in the safeguard assessment matrix. As such, involuntary resettlement safeguards are not triggered.
Indigenous Peoples The subprogram will support policy actions related to improving inclusiveness and responsiveness in social development in Bangladesh. Therefore, the policy actions do not affect the dignity, human rights, livelihood systems, or culture of tribes, minor races, ethnic sects, and communities or affect the land or resources that the tribes, minor races, ethnic sects, and communities own, use, occupy, or claim as their ancestral domain.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Not applicable
Procurement Not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Shiroishi, Hiroko Uchimura
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Finance Division, Ministry of Finance
Timetable
Concept Clearance 24 Mar 2021
Fact Finding 08 Mar 2022 to 10 Mar 2022
MRM 12 Apr 2022
Approval 09 Jun 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Jun 2022

Loan 4187-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Jun 2022 14 Jun 2022 20 Jun 2022 30 Sep 2022 - 16 Sep 2022
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 250.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 250.00 29 Sep 2022 250.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Sep 2022 250.00 0.00 100%

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