Lao People's Democratic Republic: Health Sector Governance

Sovereign Project | 47137-002 Status: Approved


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Title Date
Health Sector Governance Dec 2013

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Project Name Health Sector Governance
Project Number 47137-002
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8576-LAO: Health Sector Governance
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Health - Health sector development and reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Governance-related policy and institutional measures are implemented in the health sector.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome A health sector governance reform program formulated and submitted to the government
Progress Toward Outcome The Ministry of Health is considering the project concept note and the policy matrix. Program fact-finding mission will take place on 23 March to 3 April 2015.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Policy, regulatory framework, and health sector management system reviewed

2. Road map to strengthen policy and regulatory framework and health sector management system developed

3. Health sector governance assistance identified and developed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. The comprehensive review of the policy, regulatory framework and health sector management system with focus on human resources management and financial management has been prepared and discussed with the Government.

2. The Ministry of Health has provided inputs in the draft of the road map and is currently reviewing.

3. The Ministry of Health has agreed on the components of the proposed Health Sector Governance Program. Documentations for the program is being developed.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations with government, development partners, and relevant stakeholders have been undertaken.
During Project Implementation Continuous collaboration with the government, development partners, and relevant stakeholders. ADB fields biannual review missions. Relevant project documents will be posted in the ADB website.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will support 18 person-months of international consulting services (team leader/health sector governance specialist, health planning and financial management specialist, and health service delivery and quality specialist) and 20 person-months of national consulting services (national health system reform specialists, social development and safeguards specialist, and communication and stakeholder advocacy specialist). Consultants will be recruited by ADB as individual consultants. Moreover, to provide the TA with flexibility to mobilize expertise as required, the terms of reference and selection method for 4 person-months of international and 10 person-months of national consulting services possibly in the areas of financing, health policy and governance, auditing, procurement, financial management, safeguards will be determined during TA implementation. The outline terms of reference for consultants are in Appendix 3. The TA will also mobilize short-term resource persons to provide specific expertise, as needed. The TA will support 4 national administrative staff, including an administrator, an accountant, a translator and a secretary.
Procurement Equipment under the TA will be procured by MOH in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement, and retained by MOH on completion of the TA. The EA will be provided with an advance payment facility. The EA has demonstrated in other ADB-funded project capacity to complete activities and liquidate the advance. In all cases, ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time), Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time), and other ADB guidelines will be applied.
Responsible ADB Officer Gerard Servais
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health
Simuang Road
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Sep 2015

TA 8576-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2013 17 Jan 2014 17 Jan 2014 31 Mar 2015 30 Sep 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,050,000.00 13 Dec 2013 897,083.04
Title Document Type Document Date
Health Sector Governance Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2013

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