VP Susantono opens first Asia-Pacific Social Protection Week
Vice-President Susantono, in remarks on 2 August at ADB headquarters, stressed the need to expand social protection in Asia and the Pacific to reach the 2.2 billion people without access to social protection benefits. See the photo
VP Susantono addresses conference on skills mobility in ASEAN
The Vice-President, in a keynote speech at the 2-day conference on 31 March in the ADB headquarters, highlighted the benefits and challenges of achieving skills mobility for an interconnected ASEAN community. The event discussed barriers and enabling factors in the realization of skills mobility to achieve greater integration in the region.
Key Indicators 2016 conference discusses jobs
Vice-President Susantono, in remarks at the Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2016 conference on 13 January in Manila, stressed the importance of well-functioning labor markets and creating productive and well-paying jobs in achieving inclusive growth.
Philippine President Aquino addresses CCT event at ADB HQ
Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III on 13 January gave a keynote address at the conference on Sustaining the Gains of Conditional Cash Transfers in the Philippines hosted by the Department for Social Welfare and Development. President Nakao made welcome remarks, emphasizing ADB's strong support for the Government's social protection agenda. See the photo.
Social protection index dissemination workshop in Nepal
ADB organized the SPI workshop on 10 December in Kathmandu. Government officials and development partners provided insights on the use of SPI for policymaking in Nepal.
Social protection index dissemination workshop in Viet Nam
ADB co-organized with the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs the dissemination workshop on SPI on 26 November in Ha Noi. Government officials and development practitioners from International Cooperation Department, Social Security, Vietnam Post, and research institutions provided insights on the utility of SPI for policy-making in Viet Nam.
Training on designing social protection interventions for developing countries
RSDD held a training course on 3-5 September in HQ for ADB staff and DMC government officials as part of the implementation of the Social Protection Operational Plan. Modules, developed in collaboration with the Social Development and Poverty CoP, addressed the design and implementation of social protection interventions.
Social protection index dissemination workshop in Mongolia
ADB presented the methodology and results of the SPI to key stakeholders on 26 June in Mongolia. Officials from the ministries of finance, population development and social protection, social insurance, gender equality commission, and national statistics office participated in discussions. MNRM staff and development partners from JICA and World Bank also attended.
Seminar on filling in data gaps for social protection on a global scale
(hosted by Social Development and Poverty CoP)
Ruslan Yemtsov, lead economist at the World Bank for Social Protection and Practice presented the results of The State of Social Safety Nets 2014 on 26 May in HQ, which provides new estimates on coverage of social safety net programs and their features, level of government spending, and recent empirical evidence.
Technical workshop on updating and improving the social protection index
Social protection practitioners and stakeholders from 19 countries gathered on 3-4 April in HQ for a capacity building workshop on the SPI. The workshop was organized by ADB in partnership with ILO, OECD, and UNESCAP. SPI for 41 countries will be prepared in parallel with building capacity of national statistics offices.