Pakistan: National Social Protection Program (WB-P158643)

  • Pakistan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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
Mar 15, 2017
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.
Islamic Republic of Pakistan
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Education and Health
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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)
$ 100.00 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)
$ 5,376.00 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 @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 1, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Aug 4, 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 objective of the National Social Protection Program-for-Results Project for Pakistan is to strengthen the national social safety net systems for the poor to enhance their human capital and access to complementary services. The Government’s vision for social protection is to develop an integrated and comprehensive social protection platform focused on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable. The critical areas of investment, reflected in the Vision 2025 document, aim to enhance the effectiveness of social protection instruments through strengthened administration and the expanded scope of the Government’s income support program. In line with this vision, the immediate outlook is focused on an updated and dynamic NSER for beneficiary identification, provision of targeted subsidies, development of modern payment delivery systems, consolidation of federal and provincial partnerships for equitable service delivery, expansion of the Waseela-e-Taleem, or WeT program, and refinement of complementary initiatives for helping the poor to exit poverty. In 2016, the Technical Advisory Committee for Social Protection led by the Federal Planning Commission approved a social protection policy framework that outlines the institutional arrangements and fundamental elements of the national system to provide targeted support to the poor. These include a unified targeting system managed by the federal government, technology-based payment delivery, and a shift from universal subsidies towards targeted programs. The Government’s income support program, executed by BISP, is composed of: (a) the basic cash transfer program; (b) the WeT program to incentivize primary school enrollment of BISP beneficiary families’ children; and (c) complementary initiatives for income support beneficiaries. The last element includes: (1) delivery of complementary initiatives directly by BISP; and (2)
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