Viet Nam: Health Care in the South Central Coast Region

Sovereign Project | 40019-012 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
de Wit, Vincent P. Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Viet Nam
  • Technical Assistance
  • Health
Project Name Health Care in the South Central Coast Region
Project Number 40019-012
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4855-VIE: Health Care in the South Central Coast Region
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 450,000.00
TA 4855-VIE: Health Care in the South Central Coast Region (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome As a result of the TA work, MOH identified the development of the PHPS as essential to developing the sector approach, and in making provincial health services more pro-poor, results-based, and sustainable. MOH subsequently proposed to examine the planning and budgeting process in the provinces and between different levels of government, develop standard formats and guidelines for PHPS, and build capacity of provincial teams. MOH wants to lead this activity and work in collaboration with partners with interest in this field, notably the European Commission in Viet Nam, and the World Health Organization.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The products (provincial health accounts, five-year plans and medium-term expenditure frameworks) were highly appreciated because these helped clarify sources and uses of provincial health funds, and identified funding gaps and imbalances. It was also recognized that these products will help move towards a results-based system using a bottom-up planning approach and performance monitoring, help provinces prioritize health sector investment and recurrent cost financing, and facilitate provincial aid coordination and mobilization of funds. MOH noted that a set of agreed formats and guidelines for provincial health planning and budgeting is needed provincial health planning standards (PHPS) and requested the Asian Development Bank to provide supplementary funding of $500,000 to help develop the PHPS and pilot this in 4 provinces, for further scaling up to all provinces at a later stage.
Geographical Location Danang City and the provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, and Binh Thuan. These have a total population of 8.67 million (2004).

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 individual consulants consisting of 17 person months of international consulting services (person months are in parentheses), including a team leader and public health management expert (5), a health economist (4), a health care quality improvement expert (4), and a sociologist (4). ADB also will support 22 person months of national consulting services, including a public health expert and deputy team leader (10), a financial management expert (4), a community development expert (4), and a health infrastructure expert (4). ADB will engage the consultants individually in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. International and national consultants will work together with counterparts to perform the services.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer de Wit, Vincent P.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health
Dr. Nguyen Doan Tu, Director
138A Giang Vo Str. Hanoi, Viet Nam


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 May 2006
Last PDS Update 15 Feb 2011

TA 4855-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Oct 2006 18 Jan 2007 18 Jan 2007 31 Oct 2007 31 Dec 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
950,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,100,000.00 24 Oct 2006 789,975.58

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Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Health Care in the South Central Coast Region Project TA Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Nov 2008
Health Care in the South Central Coast Region Consultants' Reports Sep 2007
Preparing the Health Care in the South Central Coast Region Project Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2006

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