Pakistan: Women's Health

Nonsovereign Project | 27037-013 Status: Approved

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Title Date
Women's Health Project Nov 2007

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Project Name Women's Health
Project Number 27037-013
Country Pakistan
Location Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), and the provinces of Punjab, Sindh, NWFP, and Balochistan
Approval Number 1671
Type or Modality of Assistance
1671 ADF US$ 47.00 million Approved
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Health - Health insurance and subsidized health programs

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, CWRD
Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Project Sponsor(s)
Description The Project aims to improve the health of rural women, girls, and infants. Its specific objectives are to (i) expand basic women's health interventions in underserved populations; (ii) develop woman-friendly district health systems providing quality women's health care from community to first referral level; and (iii) strengthen the capacity of institutional and human resources to improve women's health in the long term.
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A total of 54 person-months of international consultants and 212 person-months of domestic consultants will be required. All consultants will be recruited according to the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement Civil works contracts costing more than $1 million will be by international competitive bidding (ICB). As most civil works contracts will be small in value, geographically scattered, and unlikely to attract the interest of international contractors, they will be arranged under one or more package per district, and awarded on the basis of local competitive bidding according to procedures acceptable to the Bank. Civil works contracts, each costing less than $50,000 may be awarded by force account procedures of the respective executing agency, and in the case of each similar civil works contract at the district level costing less than $5,000, the contract may be awarded by the district health management team (DHMT) according to Government procedures acceptable to the Bank. The medical officer in charge and a community representative of a health facility in the target districts will be authorized to spend up to PRs 15,000 per job for minor rehabilitation work. Equipment and materials costing more than $500,000 equivalent will be procured by ICB. Supply contracts at $500,000 equivalent or less will be procured through international shopping. Some contracts for equipment and supplies such as hostel beds, furniture, and other items that are manufactured locally and unlikely to attract foreign suppliers will be procured through local competitive bidding in accordance with Government procedures acceptable to the Bank. Packages of less than $50,000 may be procured on a direct purchase basis. Equipment and materials required at district level and costing less than $5,000 per item may be procured by the DHMT according to Government procedures acceptable to the Bank.

Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation

Concept Clearance 30 Apr 1997
Due Diligence
Credit Committee Meeting 26 May 1998
Approval 16 Mar 1999
PDS Creation Date 13 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 18 Oct 2007
Title Document Type Document Date
Women's Health Project Project/Program Completion Reports Nov 2007

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Pakistan: Women's Health Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Aug 2008

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