Viet Nam: Support for Health Systems Development Program

Sovereign Project | 40354-012

Summary

The intended impact of the Program is to accelerate the attainment of improved health outcomes through strengthened health systems. The program will support key policy development and associated investments in one or more of the following areas: (i) human resources, with a focus on planning for and monitoring workforce needs, providing in-service training, and examining workforce distribution; (ii) health financing, particularly capacity for administering the health insurance system; and (iii) health service provision, with a focus on systems that improve the quality and financing of services and associated monitoring and evaluation processes.

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Project Name Support for Health Systems Development Program
Project Number 40354-012
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7029-VIE: Support for Health Systems Development Program
Japan Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Health - Health sector development and reform
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description

The intended impact of the Program is to accelerate the attainment of improved health outcomes through strengthened health systems. The program will support key policy development and associated investments in one or more of the following areas: (i) human resources, with a focus on planning for and monitoring workforce needs, providing in-service training, and examining workforce distribution; (ii) health financing, particularly capacity for administering the health insurance system; and (iii) health service provision, with a focus on systems that improve the quality and financing of services and associated monitoring and evaluation processes.

The outcome of the TA will be a feasibility study and a design for a sector development program agreed to by ADB and the Government. The feasibility study and program design will include a policy matrix that describes technically and economically feasible policy goals and monitorable actions along with an accompanying investment component that will support policy development and implementation in selected key areas.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
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 Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City Viet Nam
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
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

A consulting firm and individual consultants were engaged under the TA. The government and stakeholders were consulted in the preparation of the program design.

TA completed. The completion date was extended to 30 June 2011 to engage additional consulting services to assist the Project Team Leader and the government in the preparation of detailed costing and development of the design and monitoring framework for the additional funding provided by AusAID. In addition preparatory work for the implementation of component 3 on clincial care pathways was undertaken.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB and the Government of Australia engaged 28 person-months of international consulting services (person-months are in parenthesis), including a team leader and health system planning expert (6); a human resources development expert (6); a health workforce training, skills development and institutions expert (4) a health financing expert (4); a health services expert (6); and, a poverty, gender, and ethnic minority specialist (2). ADB and the Government of Australia financing will also support 36 person-months of national consulting services, including experts in health systems planning (6), human resources (6), workforce training (6), health insurance (6), hospital services (6), social development (4) and a financial management (2).
Responsible ADB Officer Sjoerd Postma
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of HealthMr. Nguyen Doan Tu Director Planning and FinanceTudoanguyen@gmail.com48 B Tang Bat Ho St Hanoi, Viet Nam
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 02 Jul 2007 to 06 Jul 2007
MRM -
Approval 11 Dec 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 14 Jan 2010
Last PDS Update 19 Aug 2011

TA 7029-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2007 31 Mar 2008 31 Mar 2008 31 Dec 2008 30 Jun 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 650,000.00 11 Dec 2007 656,186.63

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