China, People's Republic of: Strategic Elderly Care Services Development in Yichang

Sovereign Project | 48004-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Strategic Elderly Care Services Development in Yichang
Project Number 48004-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8672-PRC: Strategic Elderly Care Services Development in Yichang
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 350,000.00
TA 8672-PRC: Strategic Elderly Care Services Development in Yichang (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Health - Health care finance - Health insurance and subsidized health programs

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome New strategies and approaches to elderly care have been discussed with YMG and private and civil society stakeholders. A clear path to the drafting of the strategic development plan for elderly care in Yichang has been agreed on. Concepts like aging in place, healthy aging, and aging mainstreaming will be adopted. Strategies on private sector engagement, affordabliity, quality of long-term care, quality and safety monitoring, IT platforms for home-based care and community care, sustainable financing, and human resources development for elderly care have been thoroughly discussed and agreed on. The TA has provided intensive advisory support to develop the plan in cooperation with YMG and other stakeholders. Extensive baseline information was collected through surveys and qualitative data collection. The final draft strategic plan will discussed during a workshop planned in May 2016.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Output 1

The study report on international and national experience is developed and was discussed extensively with YMG.

Output 2

The TA provided training to YMG officials, bureaus, and agencies involved in elderly care. The overseas study tour to Japan took place in November 2015 and a study tour to Canada will be held in June 2016.

Output 3

The elderly care service facilities construction plan was reviewed and findings discussed with YMG. Drafting of the strategic development plan is currently underway with input from working groups made up of municipal agencies, service providers and other stakeholders. A workshop to discuss the draft of the strategic plan was conducted in October 2015.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A reconnaissance mission took place in Yichang City, Hubei Province from 24 February 3 March 2014 to formulate the proposed policy and advisory technical assistance. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed with YMG on 3 March 2014. The mission held meetings with YMG; Yichang Finance Bureau; the bureaus of Civil Affairs, Development and Reform Commission, Human Resources and Social Security; the Poverty Bureau, Public Health Bureau; the Council on Aging, School of Nursing of the Three Gorges College of Profession and Technology; and private sector representatives. The mission visited Yichang's social welfare institution, several private not-for-profit elderly care apartments, community elderly care services, and several hospitals in Yichang providing geriatric health care, and conducted two focus group discussions with a group of elderly citizens and social welfare officers involved in elderly care.
During Project Implementation Regular meetings and seminars are being held involving concerned Yichang government bureaus and agencies, relevant educational institutions, and private sector representatives. Dissemination of TA achievements will be ensured through two workshops during the preparation of the Yichang elderly care services strategic development plan, the preparation of a knowledge product on elderly care systems development in PRC, and a final conference on TA findings with local, provincial, national, and international experts. A survey of the needs of the elderly and the availability of adequate elderly care services in Yichang municipality and series of focus group discussions with elderly and other stakeholders have been undertaken during project implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services In dialogue with YMG/YFB, ADB has engaged two national and an international consultant, reporting to YFB and ADB, and as requested, to YMG. ADB also recruited a national consultant on a lump-sum basis to implement a survey on the needs and services for elderly people. The consultants were hired on an individual basis in accordance with ADB''s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The two national consultants include specialists with expertise in (i) elderly care, social and community approaches, health, training, and survey methodology; and (ii) elderly care, private sector development, including not-for-profit approaches, finance, and planning. The senior international consultant is an aging specialist with multi-country expertise in elderly care services planning. Consultants' reports will be prepared in Chinese and English.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Wendy Walker
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Yichang Municipal Government
No. 102 Yanjiang Blvd.
Yichang City, Hubei PRC
Post Code : 443000


Concept Clearance 14 May 2014
Fact Finding 24 Feb 2014 to 05 Mar 2014
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

TA 8672-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jun 2014 21 Jul 2014 21 Jul 2014 23 Jul 2015 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 850,000.00 27 Jun 2014 214,259.11
Title Document Type Document Date
Strategic Elderly Care Services Development in Yichang Technical Assistance Reports Jun 2014

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