Philippines: Public-Private Partnership in Health (piggy-backed TA to the Credit for Better Health Care Project)

Sovereign Project | 41664-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Public-Private Partnership in Health (piggy-backed TA to the Credit for Better Health Care Project)
Project Number 41664-012
Country Philippines
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7257-PHI: Public-Private Partnership in Health (piggy-backed TA to the Credit for Better Health Care Project)
Japan Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Health - Health sector development and reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Being assessed (TA will end by 30 September 2013). With a PPP modality piloted in Northern Samar, particularly for for pharmacy management, and publication of knowledge products on PPP, it is expected that TA outcome will be achieved.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The consultant team was mobilized on 17 January 2011. A scoping workshop was held on 22 February 2011, followed by an inception workshop in mid March 2011, first tripartite meeting on 25 March, and consultation meeting with Governors in May 2011. PRIMEX ceased its association with SMEC on 30 June following the resignation of 4 national consultants.

The TA Mid-term Review Mission was fielded from 5-8 December 2011. Despite delays in early implementation phase, the TA has picked up its speed and has made a significant progress.

Due to a change in PHIC policy on PHIC accreditation and contracting, a change in TA scope was approved to continue to support the achievement of project outcome. The TA implementation was extended until 30 September 2013 to include publication of knowledge products produced under the TA.

Output 1: PPP modalities developed and promoted

- Finalization of knowledge management resources

- Assisted Northern Samar in developing PPP scheme for pharmacy management as well as during the bidding process (a winning bidder was selected)

- Assisted Sarangani in preparing financial projections and assisted in the successful procurement of a feasibility study contractor for the proposed Sarangani Medical Center

- Assisted Camarines Sur in preparaing financial projections fand PPP arrangements or the proposed Camarines Sur Provincial Hospital

- Completed market study for Quirino Memorial Medical Center in response to DOH request

Output 2:Incentives and operational strategies developed for PHIC in support of PPP in Health initiatives

-A national workshop was conducted by Philhealth to review the first draft of the policies and implementing guidelines for the global budget payment program.

Output 3: M&E established and capacity developed for promoting and implementing PPP in Health

- Held brown bag seminar series

- Conducted Basic Course on Social Marketing and Knowledge Management for the Province of Northern Samar and a follow-up seminar on actual development of a social marketing plan for PPP

- Conducted a Regional Forum on PPP in Health in ADB on 23-25 October 2012

- Knowledge Management products produced with one published (Guidebook on PPP in Pharmacy, available at ADB website) and another currently being published (Guidebook on PPP in Hospital Management)

Geographical Location Philippines excluding Metro Manila. Design Work: Manila. Pilots: Selected Project Sites

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Consultation with national stakeholders (i.e., DOH, PhilHealth, and NEDA - PPP Center) as well as development partners was done through various meetings.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services ADB will recruit a team of international and national consultants to provide specialized services totaling 80 person-months (30 international and 50 national) in the areas of public-private partnership in health; finance; legal matters; health systems; procurement; and training. ADB will engage the consultants in using quality- and cost-based selection, with quality:cost ratio of 80:20 and simplified technical proposals.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Servais, Gerard
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Development Bank of the Philippines
Brillo Reynes

Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue corner Makati Avenue Philippines


Concept Clearance 28 Sep 2007
Fact Finding 10 Sep 2008 to 26 Sep 2008
Approval 25 Mar 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 30 Jan 2009
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2013

TA 7257-PHI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Mar 2009 14 May 2009 14 May 2009 31 Dec 2010 30 Sep 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,100,000.00 25 Mar 2009 984,362.66

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