Social Protection Project Briefs
The Social Protection briefs present case studies of ADB projects geared towards reducing vulnerability and poverty through inclusive economic growth. The series features projects on labor markets, social insurance, and social assistance, covering pension systems, social services delivery, microinsurance, and skills development, among others.
Developing Microinsurance Sector in Bangladesh
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's grant assistance to Bangladesh for the development of microinsurance in the country.
Supporting Georgia's Post-Conflict Social Expenditures
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's support to the Emergency Assistance for Post-Conflict Recovery in Georgia in 2008.
Expanding Microinsurance Scheme in Mongolia and the People's Republic of China
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's technical assistance for expanding microinsurance in Mongolia and the People's Republic of China.
Addressing Skill Shortages in the Lao People's Democratic Republic
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's grant assistance to the Lao People's Democratic Republic to strengthen technical and vocational training.
Reforming the Social Security System in Indonesia
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Technical Assistance (TA) programs designed to assist Indonesia's National Social Security System.
Community-Based Early Childhood Care and Development in Viet Nam
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Community-Based Early Childhood Care and Development project in Viet Nam.
Strengthening Social Services in Georgia
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) proposed loan to Georgia for the Social Services Delivery Program, which aims to improve the delivery of social services and social protection in the country.
Challenges and Opportunities for Social Protection in the Lao People's Democratic Republic
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Technical Assistance to Lao PDR for Social Protection in the Lao PDR: Issues and Options. The TA project aimed to develop a greater understanding of the risks and vulnerabilities faced by the country and to propose recommendations to mitigate these. The TA project supported the conduct of a study that would undertake detailed labor market assessment, look into the existing informal and formal social protection strategies, provide an assessment of the key actors, and formulate recommendations for ADB on future directions.
Protecting the Health Status of the Poor During the Financial Crisis in Mongolia
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) grant assistance for Protecting the Health Status of the Poor during Financial Crisis Project in Mongolia. The objective of the project is to protect the health of the poor in Mongolia during the financial crisis. The project intends to (i) ensure targeted poor households' access to health services during the financial crisis through the implementation of the medicard program, (ii) contribute to the prevention of malnutrition among poor households through the targeted distribution of micronutrients, and (iii) document and analyze the experience and propose policy reforms to lower financial barriers that prevent the poor from accessing health services.
Reforming Asia's Pension Systems
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) regional Technical Assistance (TA) on Developing Asia's Pension Systems: Overview and Reform Directions. The TA project will promote improved understanding of the pension systems of East and Southeast Asian countries-the PRC, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam-and their main structural features, main weaknesses, and strategic directions for reform. In addition, the TA project will perform an advocacy role of making policy makers and the public more aware of the urgency of pension reform.