Strategies for Involving Social Organizations in Social Assistance (ADB-50033-001)

  • China
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
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jun 27, 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 People's Republic of China
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Technical Cooperation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.40 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)
$ 0.40 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 Jun 28, 2016

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

The technical assistance (TA) aims to create a stronger enabling environment and concrete local level processes for SO engagement in the contracted delivery, support, monitoring and review of social assistance services. Specifically, the TA would undertake policy analysis, multi-province surveys, in-depth field interviews, data collection, overseas study tour training, and substantial consultation with domestic and international SOs, government social assistance agencies at all levels, and specialists to (i) review relevant PRC and international policies, practices and experience for involving SOs in government social assistance programs; (ii) assess the status, capacity, interest and needs of the MOCA system and PRC-based SO to provide contracted support; (iii) document and analyze pilot and non-pilot experiences as gender sensitive guiding case studies of the skills, channels, content and benefits that SO can contribute, and the constraints and concerns that can affect engagement of stakeholders (i.e., different levels of government, institutions, SOs, communities, householders etc.); (iv) prepare technical and policy level recommendations and suggested mechanisms, measures and methods for local contracting of SO in social assistance; and (v) draw on these lessons to provide policy recommendations for improved capacity and expanded service provision by local governments and SO under the national social assistance program. TA findings would be disseminated widely through stakeholder meetings, bi-lingual reports, technical guidelines (including procedures, skills and resources required, performance indicators) and knowledge products.


Investment Description
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Contact Information
This section aims to support the local communities and local CSO to get to know which stakeholders are involved in a project with their roles and responsibilities. If available, there may be a complaint office for the respective bank which operates independently to receive and determine violations in policy and practice. Independent Accountability Mechanisms receive and respond to complaints. Most Independent Accountability Mechanisms offer two functions for addressing complaints: dispute resolution and compliance review.

Ministry of Civil Affairs
147 Beiheyan Dajie
Dongcheng District,
Beijing 100721

The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at:

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