Pakistan: Punjab Millenium Development Goals Program - Subprogram 1

Sovereign Project | 41641-013 Status: Closed


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.

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Project Name Punjab Millenium Development Goals Program - Subprogram 1
Project Number 41641-013
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2485-PAK: Punjab Millenium Development Goals Program - Subprogram 1
Concessional ordinary capital resources / Asian Development Fund US$ 100.00 million
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.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Improved access, quality and equity of health services.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
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

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

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 N/A
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 Staff

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
Executing Agencies
Department of Health, Punjab
Department of Health
Civil Secretariat
Lahore, Punjab


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

Loan 2485-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
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%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Dec 2008 95.97 0.00 100%

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Pakistan: Punjab Millennium Development Goals Program Validations of Project Completion Reports Oct 2015

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