Enhancing Rural Enterprise and Rural Employment Project (ADB-48144-002)

  • Philippines
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 29, 2017
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Government of the Philippines
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  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 25, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 30, 2016

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Project Description

The new Philippine Development Plan 2014-2018 emphasizes private sector solutions for driving decent employment creation and services delivery for the poor. One of its aims is to achieve inclusive growth is create at least one million new jobs per year, especially in the rural areas. This project will be the government's direct contribution to this development goal by enhancing rural enterprises to create new jobs for the poor and low income people in the rural areas (villages and smaller towns) of the Philippines. The project directly addresses income poverty and vulnerability. The proposed project is also aligned with Philippines Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) 2011- 2016.

During the PPTA, various assessments will be done that provide insights on (a) investment plans of companies and their value chains to provide income opportunities for the low income people, (b) labor market studies, (c) gender implications of such income opportunities, (d) studies on what impedes the private sector to create more decent jobs, (e) suggestions on a flexible implementation structure which is private sector driven, and (f) a monitoring and ex-ante impact assessment system that provides government and industries with data on created job results.

Increased rural household income in the project areas.

Rural employment opportunities in agro-processing and rural tourism sectors for poor and low income beneficiaries increased

The cost of doing business is reduced

New and existing rural enterprises (agro-processing and rural tourism enterprises) and inclusive business supported

Skills of employees and job seekers developed.

Efficient and timely program management

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Department of Trade and Industry
4th Flr., Industry & Investment Building
385 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati

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