China, People's Republic of: Rural Health Service System

Sovereign Project | 40646-012

Summary

The impact of the TA will be improved access of rural communities to good quality local healt services. The outcome of the TA will be a policy note issued by NDRC on improving equity, efficiency and effectiveness of rural health services, as the basis for a review and possible revision of the RHSCDP.

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Project Name Rural Health Service System
Project Number 40646-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4931-PRC: Rural Health Service System
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Health - Health sector development and reform
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The impact of the TA will be improved access of rural communities to good quality local healt services. The outcome of the TA will be a policy note issued by NDRC on improving equity, efficiency and effectiveness of rural health services, as the basis for a review and possible revision of the RHSCDP.

The TA will have three components, aimed at delivering three core outputs: (i) a tool/system for evaluating the Rural Health Service System Construction (RHSCDP), (ii) an assessment of the implementation of the initial phase of the RHSCDP, and (iii) policy recommendations for improved Government's investment decisions for rural health. The TA will define the objectives and scope of the assessment, identify information needs and users of the findings, determine data collection methods and instruments, quality control measures, data processing and analysis, and reporting method. The TA will pilot test the evaluation tool and prepare an implementation plan of the assessment to be carried out under component 2. The TA will support selection and training of a survey corps (e.g., interviewers and other persons who will be engaged to carry out the assessment), prepare the logistics of the evaluation exercise, and implement the assessment. The TA will process and analyze the data and prepare the report of the assessment. The TA will prepare policy recommendations and proposal for further central and local Government investments in rural health based on the findings of the assessment.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Improving people's health is one of the strategic priorities of the People's Republic of China (PRC) as outlined in the Eleventh Five-Year Program for National Economic and Social Development and the Rural Health Service System Construction and Development Program adopted by the State Council in March 2006. Promoting equitable and inclusive growth through the support of social sector development is part of ADB?s strategy for the PRC.
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Geographical Location National level.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
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Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
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Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

A team of national (20 person-months) consultants and an international advisor (1.5 person-months) will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.

The national consultants will include specialists with expertise in (i) policy and evaluation, (ii) public health management, health service delivery, and human resource development, (iii) health economics and financing, and (iv) health infrastructure and equipment. The international consultant will serve as advisor to the IA and the national consultants.

Responsible ADB Officer Claude Bodart
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
National Development and Reform CommissionNo. 8 South Yuetan St.
Beijing 100824
China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 22 Mar 2007
Fact Finding 05 Feb 2007 to 14 Feb 2007
MRM -
Approval 11 May 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 26 Oct 2009

TA 4931-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 May 2007 01 Jun 2007 01 Jun 2007 30 Sep 2008 31 Mar 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 11 May 2007 378,215.26
Title Document Type Document Date
Assessment of the Rural Health Services System TA Completion Reports Jun 2010
Assessment of the Rural Health Services System Technical Assistance Reports May 2007
Assessment of the Rural Health Services System Consultants' Reports May 2007

Safeguard Documents

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Evaluation Documents

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