Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 13 Sep 2014

Project Name Supporting National Urban Health Mission
Country India
Project/Program Number 47354-002
Status Approved
Geographical Location
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Sector Health and social protection
Subsector Health system development
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Knowledge solutions (KNS)
Partnerships (PAR)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 2: Effective gender mainstreaming (EGM)


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance8577Technical Assistance Special Fund600
Technical Assistance8577Technical Assistance Special Fund225

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The initial assessment of NUHM, based on the two missions and a review of the NUHM documents, shows that the concept is relevant and sound, and the delivery approach is innovative. The project team assesses that the results-based lending (RBL) modality will be most suitable for supporting the NUHM for the following reasons. First, this is a government-owned program which already has a program and implementation framework, detailed organizational arrangements, key result indicators, and an expenditure framework. Second, GOI's strong preference is for external assistance to support the whole program, rather than creating multiple projects with ring-fenced external funding. Third, the multi-disciplinary nature of the program that has a diverse range of activities requires an extensive inter-sectoral convergence and coordination. This calls for a modality that strengthens accountability for results rather than focusing only on transactions. A project loan modality will not be appropriate since the transaction costs of directly monitoring each transaction would be very high. The S-PPTA will, therefore, support loan design in accordance with the RBL policy and staff guidance.

Development Impact

Sustainable urban health delivery system targeted to urban poor established

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
RBL for "Supporting National Urban Health Mission" conceptualized and initial loan design developed
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Scope of RBL program for NUHM assessed
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2014 Apr 15
Consulting Services
The executing agency will be MOH, GOI. The implementing agency will be the Urban Health Division, Department of Health & Family Welfare. The S-PPTA will engage consultants to provide a total of 15 person-months of inputs (4 person-months international and 11 person-months national). ADB will engage individual consultants in accordance with ADB s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Disbursements will be made in accordance with ADB s Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time). The S-PPTA will be implemented over 10 months with expected commencement in January 2014 and completion in October 2014. The consultants are expected to be located in MOH offices and work closely with their counterparts at the Urban Health Division.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Management Review Meeting
Approval 10 Apr 2014
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 8577 16 Dec 2013 16 Dec 2013 31 Oct 2014 30 Apr 2015


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 8577 825 825 170 655 66 759

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Ayako Inagaki (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies


Project Website
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