45233-001: Social Protection Development Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The project will support the Government of Pakistan s national social safety net program, the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP). The project will enable the expansion of the cash transfer program (paid to the female head of targeted poor families) by registering an additional 2.4 million eligible families and financing the first few quarters of their cash transfers. In addition, it will support the strengthening and phased expansion of the pilot health insurance and skills development ... Read More

Country Pakistan
Project Number 45233-001
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number Loan No. 3049
Approval Date 22 Oct 2013
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 430,000
Geographical Location 7 million eligible BISP beneficiaries, spread across the different provinces and districts, were idenfiied based on the cut-off score of a poverty scorecard survey
Sector Education
Health and social protection
Public sector management
Subsector Technical and vocational education and training
Health insurance and subsidized health programs
Social protection initiatives
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 1: Gender equity (GEN)
Safeguard Categories Environment: C
Resettlement: C
Indigenous People: C

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