ADB and Social Protection: Challenges and Opportunities

Publication | August 2011
ADB and Social Protection: Challenges and Opportunities

Social protection is central to the goal of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) of achieving the inclusive growth agenda in Asia and the Pacific. The report takes stock of ADB's support for social protection and the progress with implementing ADB's Social Protection Strategy. It presents the institution's social protection interventions from 1996 up to 2013.


  • Foreword
  • Executive Summary
  • Background
  • Methodology
  • Recent Trends in and Increasing Need for Social Protection in Asia and the Pacific
  • ADB's Social Protection Strategy
  • Social Protection Lending Portfolio, 1996-2008
  • Social Protection Nonlending Portfolio, 1996-2008
  • Social Protection Pipeline, 2009-2011
  • Knowledge Products and Analytical and Advisory Activities on Social Protection
  • Supporting Social Protection Through Strategic Partnerships with International Organizations and Labor Unions
  • Summary and Future Trends
  • References
  • Appendix: Social Protection-Related Publications (2003-2011)