The component 1 will support National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in strengthening institutional capacity for social protection policy development and reforms. The Component is coordinated by Expertise France (France) and it aims to achieve the following results:
- • Under the leadership of the NDRC, coordination of policy making among government agencies in areas related to social protection reform is strengthened;
- • The capacity of the NDRC in policy development and implementation, notably establishing and enforcing a national policy evaluation technique in the area of social protection, is enhanced;
- • National policy framework for a full coverage of old-age insurance system throughout China is consolidated by strengthening the interface of various schemes, pension funding pooling, old-age insurance scheme for civil servants/the employee of public agencies and the existing multi-layer pension system;
- • Reform efforts in response to urbanization trends, in particular the harmonization and integration of the various basic social protection systems for different groups of beneficiaries, the portability of social insurances and better suited assistance schemes.