ADB is helping Pakistan improve health care services in Punjab, which has the largest provincial population and economy in the country. The project will support health sector reforms to improve the availability and quality of primary and secondary health services, better manage health service delivery, and develop a sustainable and pro-poor health care financing system.
|Project Name||Punjab Millenium Development Goals Program - Subprogram 1|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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|
|Description||The goal of the PMDGP is to help attain the MDGs for reducing infant mortality rate (IMR) and maternal mortality rate (MMR) in the Punjab. The Program's outcome will be improved access, quality and equity of health services. The delivery of the minimum package of services stipulated in the minimum service delivery standards (MSDS) especially in maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) is the core strategy for attaining the MDGs. The program focuses on reforms required for the effective implementation of the MSDS. The Program will assist the Government of Punjab (GoPb) in undertaking health sector reforms to (i) improve the availability and quality of primary and secondary health services; (ii) better-manage health service delivery; and (iii) develop sustainable and pro-poor health care financing system.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||To help GOPb attain health MDGs 4 and 5.|
|Description of Outcome||Improved access, quality and equity of health services.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||(i) Improved availability and quality of primary and secondary health care; (ii) Better management of health service delivery; and (iii) Sustainable pro-poor health care financing.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Punjab, Pakistan|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Procurement||The loan proceeds will be used to finance the full foreign exchange costs (excluding local duties and taxes) of items produced and procured in ADB member countries, excluding the items specified in a negative list of ineligible items (and imports financed by other bilateral and multilateral sources). The proceeds of the program loan will be disbursed to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan as the borrower. No supporting import documentation will be required if, during each year that the loan proceeds are expected to be disbursed, the value of Pakistan's total imports minus imports from nonmember countries, ineligible imports, and imports financed under other official development assistance is equal to or greater than the amount of the loan expected to be disbursed during that year. The Government of Pakistan will certify its compliance with this formula with each withdrawal request. Otherwise, import documentation under existing procedures will be required. Disbursements will be made under the simplified procedures for program loans.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Van der Auwera, Michiel|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD|
Department of Health, Punjab
Department of Health
|Concept Clearance||11 Sep 2007|
|Fact Finding||28 May 2008 to 14 Jun 2008|
|MRM||24 Jul 2008|
|Approval||11 Dec 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||15 Apr 2008|
|Last PDS Update||27 Oct 2008|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|11 Dec 2008||17 Dec 2008||28 Jan 2009||30 Apr 2009||-||04 Feb 2009|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||100.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||100.00||11 Dec 2008||95.97||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||11 Dec 2008||95.97||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Punjab Millennium Development Goals Program - Subprograms 1 and 2: Program Completion Report||Project/Program Completion Reports||Feb 2015|
|Program Agreement for Punjab Millennium Development Goals Program - Subprogram 1 between Asian Development Bank and Province of Punjab dated 17 December 2008||Project/Program Agreements||Dec 2008|
|Loan Agreement for Punjab Millennium Development Goals Program - Subprogram 1 between Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Asian Development Bank dated 17 December 2008||Loan Agreement (Special Operations)||Dec 2008|
|Punjab Millennium Development Goals Program - Subprogram 1||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 2008|
|Punjab Millennium Development Goals Program (Subprogram 1)||Design and Monitoring Frameworks||Jul 2008|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
None currently available.
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Pakistan: Punjab Millennium Development Goals Program||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Oct 2015|
None currently available.
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