China, People's Republic of: Research on the Reform of Basic Medical Insurance Payment Method: Exploratory Analysis Based on Specific Cases in Henan Province

Project Name Research on the Reform of Basic Medical Insurance Payment Method: Exploratory Analysis Based on Specific Cases in Henan Province
Project Number 55027-001
Country / Economy China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6864-PRC: Research on the Reform of Basic Medical Insurance Payment Method: Exploratory Analysis Based on Specific Cases in Henan Province
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Health / Health insurance and subsidized health programs

Gender No gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance will help the Henan Provincial Government of the People's Republic of China improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the provincial health insurance system.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Provincial health insurance system in Henan strengthened

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Policies on health insurance improved

Progress Toward Outcome Not yet due.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Evidence-based tools for improving health insurance services and systems developed

Policymakers' knowledge and capacity on health insurance policies and issues improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The TA implementation was behind the original schedule due to the startup consulting recruitment delays. An online inception mission was held on 28 September 2022 to discuss and agree on the updated implementation schedule, TA scope, key activities, expected deliverables, milestone dates of the deliverables. The inception report was submitted in September 2022, the field survey completed in June 2023 and the draft technical reports in July 2023. The final technical reports and the final midterm report are being prepared. Additional time is required to fully complete and analyze the field surveys which were delayed and limited by lockdowns caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the target cities. A one-year extension of the TA completion date is proposed and the Government concurrence is awaited.
Geographical Location Henan
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage the consultants in consultation with the executing agency and carry out procurement following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated procurement staff instructions. A national consulting firm, with total inputs of 41 person-months, will be recruited using the consultants' qualifications selection method.
Procurement ADB will procure office equipment using request for quotations method.
Responsible ADB Officer Habib, Najibullah
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Sector Office (SG-HSD)
Executing Agencies
Finance Department Henan Province
Concept Clearance 15 Nov 2021
Fact Finding 17 Nov 2021 to 17 Nov 2021
Approval 09 Dec 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2023

TA 6864-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Dec 2021 13 Dec 2021 13 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2023 31 Dec 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 27 Nov 2023 152,048.62

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