Regional: Greater Mekong Subregion: Capacity Building for HIV/AIDS Prevention Project (LAO, VIE)

Sovereign Project | 42179-012

Summary

Based on a number of projects and recent studies on HIV/AIDS in the economic corridors/ border areas, the TA will develop a Project suitable for ADB financing in terms of technical, financial, economic, institutional, sector policy, and safeguard contexts, in conjunction with the CPS, operational experience and lessons learned from previous health sector projects.

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Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion: Capacity Building for HIV/AIDS Prevention Project (LAO, VIE)
Project Number 42179-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7582-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion: Capacity Building for HIV/AIDS Prevention in Lao People's Democratic Republic and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 450,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Health - Health system development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Based on a number of projects and recent studies on HIV/AIDS in the economic corridors/ border areas, the TA will develop a Project suitable for ADB financing in terms of technical, financial, economic, institutional, sector policy, and safeguard contexts, in conjunction with the CPS, operational experience and lessons learned from previous health sector projects.
Impact Contribute to achieving Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6, target 7: to have halted and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015 in Lao PDR and Viet Nam.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Reduced incidence of HIV transmission and prevalence of STIs, especially among high risk groups and mobile populations in and along the transport corridors.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The TA will (i) prepare a situation and gaps analysis on HIV services and HIV communication/information programs for at risk groups and mobile populations in the 2 countries including border areas; (ii) identify cost-effective strategies for HIV prevention services; (iii) identify evidence-based HIV communication/information methods for reaching most at risk groups and mobile populations in cross-border areas in the two countries; (iv) determine the scope and feasibility of proposed investments in the area of capacity building, behavioral change and small-scale infrastructure and equipments; (v) prepare cost estimates and financing plan; (vi) assess the financial and economic viability and sustainability, (vii) prepare detailed implementation arrangements.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A stakeholder analysis is conducted during the PPTA. Primary stakeholders include at-risk groups and young people, as well as the ministries of health as executing agencies, VAAC in Viet Nam and CHAS in Lao PDR. The type of consultation and participation includes workshops, involvement of donor organizations including NGOs.
During Project Implementation A regional workshop was held on 11-12 January 2012 in hanoi participated by representatives from the Governments of Lao PDR and Viet Nam to discuss and reach further consensus on the project scope between two countries. A review mission was held on 14-28 February 2012 and confirmed the overall scope and processing schedule of the proposed regional project, which is scheduled for Board approval in Q4 2012. Grant and loan negotiations were concluded in July and August 2012, respectively. The TA completion date was extended to 31 January 2013 to provide enough time to wind up the TA.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultants were engaged through a firm composed of 18.5 person-months of international consulting services and 45 person-months of national consulting services. The team was mobilized during the last week of September 2011. A minor change in scope was approved in March 2012 for the recruitment of individual consultants to support project processing. It is expected to mobilize the individual consultants by April 2012.
Responsible ADB Officer Emiko Masaki
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of HealthMr. Bui Duc Duong, Deputy Director General, Planning and Finance Department, Vietnam Authority of HIV/AIDS Control138A Giang Vo Str. Hanoi, Viet Nam
Ministry of HealthDr. Prasongsidh Boupha, Director General, Dept of Planning and International CooperationSimuang Road Viantiane LAO PDR
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Aug 2010
Fact Finding 22 Mar 2010 to 31 Mar 2010
MRM -
Approval 18 Aug 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 26 Mar 2010
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2013

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Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Aug 2010 06 Jul 2011 06 Jul 2011 30 Sep 2011 31 Jan 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 230,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 980,000.00 18 Aug 2010 725,554.88

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