The objective of this project is to update ADB’s Social Protection Index (SPI) for 2018. This is a multi-country project where the SPI for each country is updated every few years. This requires collecting data on all social protection programmes regarding social insurance, social assistance and labour market programmes. All programmes are further disaggregated based on depth/breadth of coverage, gender, poor/non-poor, persons with or without disability etc. The latest SPI update gives special attention to COVID-19 related social protection programmes and disability assistance.
Updating the SPI requires excessive data gathering from a multitude of social protection programmes regarding programme expenditure, beneficiaries and other information for the years 2017 – 2019.