This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's technical assistance grant for Strengthened Gender Impacts of Social Protection, linked to the Social Protection Support Project (SPSP) which assists the Government of the Philippines in implementing and expanding its social protection program, Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (or 4Ps).
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.
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Technical Assistance (TA) 4320-BAN: Social Protection for Poor Female Workers in the Garment Sector in the Context of Changing Trade Environments Project in Bangladesh, and argues that a long-term view on social protection and preventive measures to protect women from further slipping into poverty would address humanitarian and the overall poverty reduction concerns in the country.
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Technical Assistance (TA) loan on Strengthening Pension, Insurance, and Saving Systems in Pakistan, which was designed to strengthen the policy framework for pensions as well as the institutional capacity of key government institutions involved in the management of pensions, insurance, and savings [i.e., EOBI, the Central Directorate of National Savings (CDNS), and SLIC]. The TA was an integral component of the loan provided to Pakistan on Financial (non-bank) Markets & Governance Program.
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Pension Reform Program in Kazakhstan, designed to complement the Government's efforts in reforming the country's pension system, particularly the system's transition from pay-as-you-go to a fully funded, defined-contribution pension system.
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) loan for Community-Based Early Childhood Development in the Kyrgyz Republic, designed to help the Government improve health, nutrition, and psychosocial development of young children between birth and 8 years of age, and contribute to the attainment of MDGs to reduce infant mortality rate and under-five mortality rate, and sustain universal primary education.
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Social Sector Program (SSP) Loan in Thailand. The loan was the first aid-assisted initiative focusing on social sectors in response to the economic crisis in Thailand. The SSP had three main purposes: mitigating the effects of the crisis, enhancing Thailand's competitiveness, and rationalizing efficiencies in the delivery of social services.
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Community and Local Government Support Sector Development Program in Indonesia, designed to help the poor, including newly laid-off workers in urban areas and associated labor-supplying rural areas, through the provision of job opportunities and improvement of basic infrastructure. The main objective of the CLGSSDP (the project) was to improve socioeconomic well-being and generate employment through improved service delivery for an estimated 450,000 families living in poor communities as part of the crisis alleviation program.
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Technical Assistance (TA) Social Protection Sector Development Program in Indonesia, which aimed at supporting government efforts in alleviating the socioeconomic distress caused by the 1997 Asian economic crisis, while launching sector reforms to strengthen social services delivery.
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Skills Development Project in Sri Lanka, which aimed at improving the quality and relevance of skills training programs to build a high quality workforce and help tackle the issue of skills mismatch and unemployment among rural and urban youth.
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Early Child Development Project in the Philippines, designed to assist the Philippine Government in operationalizing its 10-year (1998-2007) National Early Childhood Development Program. Its aim was to help reduce child mortality, malnutrition, and primary school drop-out rates. The project was also designed to provide the needed technical and financial support to enable local government units (LGUs) to deliver more and better services for children under the age of 6.
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Social Security Sector Development Program Loan in Mongolia, designed to help in reducing poverty and increasing security of vulnerable groups by providing employment and essential social security services, particularly for those incapable of working.
This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Emergency Food Assistance Project in Cambodia. The project has has eased the burden of food insecurity among Cambodia's poor and vulnerable households, particularly its children.