Project Name
Support for Health Care Improvement Projects
Project Number
55228-001
Country / Economy
  • Bangladesh
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6851-BAN: Support for Health Care Improvement Projects
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector
  • Health / Health system development

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
The transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide project preparation and implementation support to (i) the ensuing Support for Health Care Improvement Project and (ii) the ongoing Responsive COVID-19 Vaccines for Recovery Project under the Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility in Bangladesh. Both the ensuing and the ongoing projects are in the health sector and require a similar set of technical, safeguard, financial management, procurement, and capacity building supports. The proposed transaction TA facility is listed in Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s country operations business plan for Bangladesh, 2022-2023.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Although ADB's interventions have strengthened the government's capacity to provide PHC services, the scope and coverage of support need to be expanded and the service delivery model needs to be reformed, as the country is currently facing more diversified health needs. Key challenges being faced by the country include rapid growth of urban population, the double burden of communicable and NCDs, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government is looking for innovative approaches with the support of developing partners, including ADB, to improve the access and quality to comprehensive PHC services, including immunization, strengthening the effectiveness and efficiency of the health system to achieve Universal Health Coverage, and mitigating COVID-19-related adverse impacts through vaccine manufacturing, upgrading the national drug authorities for a robust regulatory ecosystem, genomic surveillance and mobile testing capacity, research on vaccine hesitancy and health sector needs, etc. Additionally, there is also the need to focus on the use of information technology tools for efficient health service delivery, PPPs, telemedicine, movement towards electronic health records, World Health Organization compliant vaccine certification, etc.

For these reasons, the transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide project preparation and implementation support to the ensuing Support for Health Care Improvement Project and the ongoing Responsive COVID-19 Vaccines for Recovery Project under the Asia Pacific Vaccines Access Facility project implementation (including support for manufacturing and regulatory upgradation for vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics), additional financing in Bangladesh to ensure quality project preparation and due diligence, and improve the government's readiness for the project implementation. As ADB expands its health sector portfolio in Bangladesh, the proposed transaction TA facility will enable ADB to deepen the policy dialogue and provide technical support to address health sector challenges through locally appropriate and innovative approaches. Both the ensuing and the ongoing projects are in the health sector and require a similar set of technical, safeguard, financial management, procurement, and capacity building supports. The proposed transaction TA facility is listed in Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s country operations business plan for Bangladesh, 2022-2023.

Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Nation-wide

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
The transaction TA will provide a total of 41 person-months of international consultant inputs and 71 person-months of national consultant inputs to support the design, processing, and implementation of the ensuing project. The consultants will be recruited using the individual consultant selection method. ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy and Regulations (2017, as amended from time to time) and/or staff instructions.
Procurement
Not applicable.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Liu, Rui
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Human and Social Development Sector Office (SG-HSD)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
06 Dec 2021
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
05 Jan 2023

Funding

TA 6851-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Dec 2021 29 Dec 2021 29 Dec 2021 30 Nov 2024 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 May 2024 571,063.90
 
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