Events

Strategies for Financing Social Protection to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

17 May 2018 to 18 May 2018
Japan

ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs) recognize social protection as a key priority to achieve inclusive growth. Governments have already started designing and reforming their social protection systems, but coverage provided by social insurance typically remains limited to formal employment. One of the key challenges to expanding social protection in DMCs, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, is adequate financing. 

This learning event aimed to promote discussion among government officials and experts to enhance capacity to assess and access financing options to expand social protection programs. It also aimed to strengthen the capacity of government ministries to better plan, design, implement, and monitor social protection programs.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
17 May 2018 Opening Remarks and Overview Opening Remarks Chul Ju Kim
17 May 2018 Opening Remarks and Overview ADB, Social Protection, and the SDGs: Emerging Challenges in Asia and the Pacific
ADB Strategy 2030 envisions a prosperous, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient Asia. To realize this vision, developing member-countries...
Wendy Walker
17 May 2018 Opening Remarks and Overview Introduction to the Workshop’s Objectives Sri Wening Handayani
17 May 2018 Session 1A: Challenges of Financing Social Protection Agenda of SDGs in 16 Countries in Asia The Social Protection Agenda of the SDGs and its Fiscal Challenge
Asia's accelerated growth has pressed many goverments throughout the region to find resources to finance social protection programs. ...
Arthur van de Meerendonk
17 May 2018 Session 1A: Challenges of Financing Social Protection Agenda of SDGs in 16 Countries in Asia Main Findings From A Preliminary Study for 16 Countries Discussant: Nuno Cunha
17 May 2018 Session 1A: Challenges of Financing Social Protection Agenda of SDGs in 16 Countries in Asia Financing Universal Health Coverage
Financing universal health coverage carries a high price tag - about $600 billion for sixteen countries in Asia. Developing countries in ...
Eduardo Banzon
17 May 2018 Session 1A: Challenges of Financing Social Protection Agenda of SDGs in 16 Countries in Asia Financing Universal Health Coverage Ha Van Thuy
17 May 2018 Session 1B: Challenges of Financing Social Protection Agenda of SDGs in 16 countries in Asia Closing Financial Gaps for Contributory Schemes
This presentation shares the International Labour Organization's (ILO)  two-dimensional approach for the extension of social security...
Nuno Meira Simoes de Cunha Meira Simoes de Cunha
17 May 2018 Session 1B: Challenges of Financing Social Protection Agenda of SDGs in 16 countries in Asia Closing Financial Gaps for Contributory Pension Schemes K. Ravindra Pathmapriya
17 May 2018 Session 1B: Challenges of Financing Social Protection Agenda of SDGs in 16 countries in Asia Closing the Social Protection Gap: The Potential Contribution of Social Assistance
Social assistance programs are valuable instruments that can help the marginalized cope with or even escape poverty. They can effectively...
Sri Wening Handayani
17 May 2018 Session 2: Designing Social Protection for Informal Workers–Recent Assessments: Indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, and Viet Nam Designing Social Protection for Informal Workers–Recent Assessments: Indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, and Viet Nam Caroline Tassot
17 May 2018 Session 2: Designing Social Protection for Informal Workers–Recent Assessments: Indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, and Viet Nam Designing Social Protection for Informal Workers–Recent Assessments: Indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, and Viet Nam Sumarjono
17 May 2018 Session 3 Progress in Social Protection in Selected Developing Countries Recent Progress in Social Protection in Indonesia Vivi Yulaswati
17 May 2018 Session 3 Progress in Social Protection in Selected Developing Countries Indonesia Proposed Technical Assistance for Building Inclusive Social Assistance
The Program Keluarga Harapan or Family Hope Program in Indonesia is now one of the world's largest conditional cash transfer programs. It...
Karin Schelzig
17 May 2018 Session 3 Progress in Social Protection in Selected Developing Countries Recent Progress in Social Protection in Myanmar Sar Mwe
17 May 2018 Session 3 Progress in Social Protection in Selected Developing Countries Recent Progress in Social Protection in Myanmar Arthur van de Meerendonk
17 May 2018 Session 3 Progress in Social Protection in Selected Developing Countries Recent Progress in Social Protection in Timor‐Leste Amandio Amaral Freitas
17 May 2018 Session 3 Progress in Social Protection in Selected Developing Countries Recent Progress in Social Protection in Timor‐Leste André Bongestabs
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
18 May 2018 Session 4: Assessing Financial Constraints to Meet Social Protection Targets in SDGs Towards Integrated Programs and Database for Social Protection Programs in Indonesia
Indonesia faces several challenges in financing SDGs. These include lack of common understanding on standardized indicators among pertinent...
Ratnawati Muyanto
18 May 2018 Session 4: Assessing Financial Constraints to Meet Social Protection Targets in SDGs Towards Integrated Programs and Database for Social Protection in Indonesia Harry Hikmat
18 May 2018 Session 4: Assessing Financial Constraints to Meet Social Protection Targets in SDGs Financial Challenges in Meeting Social Protection Related SDG Targets in Myanmar Amy Liu
18 May 2018 Session 4: Assessing Financial Constraints to Meet Social Protection Targets in SDGs Financial Challenges in Meeting Social Protection Related SDG Targets in Myanmar Sar Mwe
18 May 2018 Session 4: Assessing Financial Constraints to Meet Social Protection Targets in SDGs Financial Challenges of Meeting SDGs in Timor Leste
Timor-Leste has several options to overcome the financial challenges that hinder it from meeting its SDG targets. It can increase its revenues...
Andre' Bongestabs
18 May 2018 Session 4: Assessing Financial Constraints to Meet Social Protection Targets in SDGs Financial Challenges of Meeting SDGs in Timor-Leste Fernanda Borges
18 May 2018 Session 5A: Fiscal Space Challenges for Social Protection Overview: Fiscal Space in Indonesia, Myanmar, and Timor-Leste
Fiscal space refers to the financial resources that a government can use to support a certain program without compromising its own financial...
Arthur van de Meerendonk
18 May 2018 Session 5A: Fiscal Space Challenges for Social Protection Fiscal Space in Indonesia, Myanmar, and Timor‐Leste  Nuno Cunha
18 May 2018 Session 5A: Fiscal Space Challenges for Social Protection Fiscal Challenges and Social Welfare Reform in Mongolia
Mongolia has been facing various economic challenges in recent years. Its gross domestic product growth decelerated, its fiscal deficit...
Philip Chang
18 May 2018 Session 5A: Fiscal Space Challenges for Social Protection Fiscal Challenges and Social Welfare Reform in Mongolia Tserenkhand Bat‐Orshikh
18 May 2018 Session 5B: Fiscal Space Challenges for Social Protection Public Revenues to Support Social Protection and Sustainable Development Goals
Public revenues can be tapped to support social protection and the SDGs. However, this could be challenging for Asia because it has a comparatively...
Yasushi Suzuki
18 May 2018 Session 5B: Fiscal Space Challenges for Social Protection Public Revenues to Support Social Protection and SDGs  Indira Murzakhmatova
18 May 2018 Session 5B: Fiscal Space Challenges for Social Protection Social Budgeting for Achieving the SDGs: The Case of Timor-Leste
Social budgeting can help show how government revenues and expenditures relate to social protection measures. This presentation applies this...
Andre' Bongestabs, Arthur van de Meerendonk
18 May 2018 Session 5B: Fiscal Space Challenges for Social Protection Social Budgeting for Achieving the SDGs: A Case Study of Timor‐Leste Fernanda Borges
18 May 2018 Session 6 Group Discussion: Challenges in Creating Fiscal Space to Address Financing Gaps in Key Priority Areas of Social Protection Group 1: Contributory Pension Programs
18 May 2018 Session 6 Group Discussion: Challenges in Creating Fiscal Space to Address Financing Gaps in Key Priority Areas of Social Protection Health Insurance Programs
18 May 2018 Session 6 Group Discussion: Challenges in Creating Fiscal Space to Address Financing Gaps in Key Priority Areas of Social Protection Social Assistance Programs
18 May 2018 Closing Remarks Charting the Way Forward and Wrapping Up Sri Wening Handayani and Arthur van de Meerendonk

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