SAP-ESP Terminal Report

Jun 30, 2022 | Publications

In light of the enactment of Republic Act (RA) No. 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Bayanihan 1) and RA No. 11494 or the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has been mandated to implement social amelioration measures. Thereby, the Social Amelioration Program-Emergency Subsidy Program (SAP-ESP) under Bayanihan 1 and Bayanihan 2 was implemented for affected poor and low-income Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and non-4Ps families. The DSWD also implemented the Livelihood Assistance Grants (LAG) – a financial assistance for eligible low-income families whose livelihoods were affected during and after the implementation of community quarantine pursuant to the provisions of Bayanihan 2.

This Terminal Report presents the legal bases of SAP-ESP, program description, design and implementation, including program design and formulation, program outputs, program costs and financing, program schedule and implementation arrangements. Furthermore, this report cites the COVID-19 emergency subsidy programs of ASEAN countries, as well as the beneficiary experience in digital Government-to-Person (G2P) payments in the Philippines, Colombia and Bangladesh. It further highlights the evaluation of program performance  herein the attainment of outcome and output indicators of SAP-ESP were assessed based on the Social Amelioration Framework.

Moreover, this report features good practices in implementing SAP-ESP, including the facilitating factors of the program for current and future implementation of social protection programs. Lastly, it discusses issues, challenges and recommendations regarding the SAP-ESP implementation in terms of policy development, beneficiary targeting, beneficiary registration, mode of distribution, data management, partnership, liquidation, monitoring and reporting, communication plan, validation, refund, and grievance and appeal mechanism.

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SAP-ESP Terminal Report

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