Philippines. Workshop to finalize the RAP costing model
On September 28 and 29, a two-day costing workshop, chaired by the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE), was held as part of the ABND exercise, currently conducted in the Philippines. The objectives of the workshop were to finalize the Rapid Assessment Protocol (RAP), an ILO costing model to compute the cost of a social protection floor in the country. Representatives from government agencies, workers and employers organizations, social service providers, non-governmental organizations, and the UN agencies were present.
On the first day of the workshop, a short introduction to the draft RAP model and the draft scenarios for costing was given by DOLE and the ILO. Afterwards, the participants of the workshop were broken into groups to discuss and finalize the parameters of the scenarios for costing. On day two, the results of the discussions were presented and discussed by the whole group, and it was agreed upon finalized scenarios to be included in the RAP model. In the afternoon of day two, representatives of the Core Group verified the final assessment matrix, which includes all recommendations on establishing a social protection floor, and decided upon which non-costable recommendations, mainly implementation gaps, should be presented to the Human Development and Poverty Reduction (HDPR) cluster, as a next step of the ABND process in the country.