Policy and Social Work Services for Vulnerable Children (ADB-50354-001)

Countries
  • China
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
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
U
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Aug 28, 2017
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Borrower
Government of People's Republic of China, Ministry of Civil Affairs
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Education and Health
  • Law and Government
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.40 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 400.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Oct 19, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Aug 28, 2017


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Project Description
According to ADB website, the Government of the People's Republic of China has requested support to improve the response to the needs of vulnerable children through support from social workers in the provision of services to vulnerable children. The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MOCA) to develop policy recommendations which will strengthen social work services for vulnerable children through (i) research on international experience, (ii) development of guidelines for service standards, and (iii) training requirements for social workers. This will help improve the social protection system for vulnerable children and ensure that their needs are better met. According to ADB documents, the project has a risk category of low and safeguard categorization does not apply.
Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information
Project Officer: Nigam, Jayati East Asia Department No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB 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: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main