The Technical Working Group (TWG) for the Output 1 convened in a meeting via Zoom today, December 10, to discuss the results of the ‘Investment Case’ on Shock-Responsive Social Protection in BARMM. Said meeting was presided by Engr. Mohajirin Ali, Director General of the Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority (BPDA).
This work, which is one of the deliverables under Output 1 of the Joint Programme, aims to build the necessary evidence to adopt shock-responsive social protection in the medium term of the 1st Bangsamoro Development Plan 2020-2022 and develop a business case with a clear cost-benefit analysis for sustained and increased investments in child-sensitive and shock-responsive social protection in the BARMM. Also, this will provide clear and actionable policy recommendations to enable design and/or adaptations, expansion of social protection programs to be risk-informed, reduce poverty, build resilience, and uplift Bangsamoro lives.
In attendance during virtual meeting were representatives from the Ministries of Finance and Budget and Management (MFBM), Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR), Indigenous People’s Affair (MIPA), and Rapid Emergency Action on Disaster Incidence of the Bangsamoro (BARMM-READi). Moreover, being the secretariat, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO) were also present to discuss the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI) and the results of the Investment Case.