Financial Inclusion Framework Strengthening (ADB-49386-001)

  • Philippines
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Aug 31, 2016
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of the Philippines
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  • Finance
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.60 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.60 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 5, 2016

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Project Description
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The TA aims to identify, through consultations and a survey, sector-wide binding constraints to formulate effective assistance and support government efforts to expand financial inclusion by strengthening the policy and regulatory framework to promote financial services for the unserved and underserved population. The TA was first included in ADB’s country operations business plan, 2016–2018 for the Philippines1 . It is in line with the Country Partnership Strategy, 2011-2016, and the government’s Philippine Development Plan, 2011–2016, which identifies a “resilient and inclusive” financial system as the development goal of the financial sector.

The TA scope includes (i) assessing the financial inclusion framework to identify sector-wide challenges to effective assistance, (ii) promoting savings and credit through policy and regulatory improvement, (iii) developing diverse microinsurance products and services by improving the regulatory framework, and (iv) promoting digital finance by enhancing regulatory and supervisory capacity. The TA is also a follow-on project to the capacity development TA for microinsurance (footnote 7) and will cover a wider range of development initiatives for greater financial inclusion, especially among low-income households, to supplement social insurance initiatives. The TA will have four outputs.

Investment Description
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Contact Information
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Executing Agencies
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Rm. 301, 3rd Floor, 5-Storey Bldg.
A. Mabini cor. Vito Cruz Extension
Malate, Manila, Philippines

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