Bangladesh: Urban Primary Health Care Sector Development Program

Sovereign Project | 39305-012

Summary

The objectives of the proposed TA, among others, is to prepare required technical, financial, economic, social and environmental assessment reports for the proposed Bangladesh Urban Primary Health Care Sector Program. The program will include (i) policy agenda (ii) priority investments and (iii) institutional strengthening component for local government division, city corporations, municipalities and partner agencies. The TA will lay the groundwork and necessary preparation for ensuing urban primary health care sector development program, whose outcomes would be to improve the health status of the poor in urban areas, and assist Bangladesh accelerate progress toward child, maternal health and communicable diseases related MDGs.

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Project Name Urban Primary Health Care Sector Development Program
Project Number 39305-012
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4986-BAN: Urban Primary Health Care Sector Development Program
Japan Special Fund US$ 650,000.00
TA 4986-BAN: Urban Primary Health Care Sector Development Program (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Health - Health system development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The objectives of the proposed TA, among others, is to prepare required technical, financial, economic, social and environmental assessment reports for the proposed Bangladesh Urban Primary Health Care Sector Program. The program will include (i) policy agenda (ii) priority investments and (iii) institutional strengthening component for local government division, city corporations, municipalities and partner agencies. The TA will lay the groundwork and necessary preparation for ensuing urban primary health care sector development program, whose outcomes would be to improve the health status of the poor in urban areas, and assist Bangladesh accelerate progress toward child, maternal health and communicable diseases related MDGs. To achieve this impact, the TA will assist in designing a program that will increase access to urban primary health care improve municipal public health governance, including improved coordination between local governments and the health ministry and develop the institutional and financial capacities of local government bodies to sustain efficient and effective primary health care services and strengthen urban local bodies capacity to implement their mandates relating to food safety, hospital and solid waste management in partnership with private sector.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) is consistent with the National Poverty Reduction Strategy (NPRS) of the Government of Bangladesh and the Asian Development Bank's (ADB'S) Bangladesh Country Strategy and Program. The NPRS has reducing poverty and accelerating the pace of social development as the most important long term strategic goals. Fully consistent with the MDGs, the NPRS aims to achieve substantial improvement in all aspects of human development, including child, maternal and communicable diseases related goals. Building on the policy triangle of growth, human development, and governance, the NPRS aims to make progress, among others, in nutrition, maternal health, sanitation and safe water, and local governance. In the health sector, the NPRS accords priority to improving maternal and child health care strengthening nutrition programs controlling communicable diseases and reorienting health care assistance, finance, and governance to better serve the poorest groups. The Country Strategy and Program observed that despite Bangladesh's significant progress in fostering social development over the past decades, the quality and efficiency of basic services, such as education, health, and water and sanitation, remain poor. Faced with rapid and unplanned urbanization, improvements of basic municipal services are urgently needed, with a priority for providing primary health care to the poor, among others. Complementing the initiatives of the other development partners in rural areas, ADB will support the Government's efforts to target the provision of maternal and child health care services to poor urban areas. The proposed TA and potential ensuing project will seek to achieve the urban health related goals set in the country strategy and program.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The first phase of TA implementation will require 58 person months (10 International and 48 national) of consulting services. The two international consultants will include: municipal public health governance and institutional development specialist and team leader (7 person months), and solid waste management public private partnership specialist (3 person months). The 48 months of national consultants will include: urban public health and management specialist and deputy team leader (7 person months), municipal public finance specialist (5 person months), health economist (5 person months), food safety specialist (4 person months), hospital waste management specialist (4 person months), infrastructure specialist (5 person months), evaluation specialist (5 person months), poverty and social assessment specialist (4 person months), resettlement specialist (3 person months), environment specialist (4 person months), and legal counsel (2 person months).
Responsible ADB Officer Ron H. Slangen
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Local Govt Div,Min of Local Govt Rural Devt & Coop Mr. Shaikh Khurshid AlamBangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 22 Jun 2007
Fact Finding 02 Jul 2007 to 08 Jul 2007
MRM -
Approval 08 Nov 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 29 Jun 2007
Last PDS Update 01 Mar 2011

TA 4986-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Nov 2007 05 Mar 2008 05 Mar 2008 31 Dec 2008 31 Dec 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,050,000.00 0.00 165,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,215,000.00 08 Nov 2007 789,024.96

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