Sri Lanka: Preparing the Health System Enhancement Project

Sovereign Project | 51107-001

The transaction technical assistance (TA) is required for designing the ensuing project and enhancing its readiness through appropriate advance actions.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Jayasundara, Herathbanda
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Sri Lanka
  • Sector
    • Health
Project Name Preparing the Health System Enhancement Project
Project Number 51107-001
Country / Economy Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9399-SRI: Preparing the Health System Enhancement Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 9399-SRI: Preparing the Health System Enhancement Project (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Health / Disease control of communicable disease - Health sector development and reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The transaction technical assistance (TA) is required for designing the ensuing project and enhancing its readiness through appropriate advance actions.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Sri Lanka''s current health system is facing challenges to sustain its performance due to rapidly changing demographics and epidemiological transitions. In particular, the cost of health care has been increasing due to the sharp rise in non-communicable diseases linked to lifestyles and rapidly aging population. The national health system also needs to expand services to vulnerable populations with lagging health indicators. In addition, there is increased threat of emerging and resurging infectious diseases linked to environmental factors and increased cross-border migration. The status quo of the health system is inadequately prepared to deal with these evolving challenges without significant reorientation and further improvements. The proposed assistance will enhance the Sri Lanka health system to adapt to emerging challenges and deal with shifting disease burdens. The project is included in Asian Development Bank''s Sri Lanka country partnership strategy, 2018 -2022.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The primary stakeholders are the Ministry of Health, Nutrition, and Indigenous Medicine; provincial health departments of Uva, Sabaragamuwa, Central, and North Central provinces; Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government and estate management of regional plantation companies, health workers, and project beneficiaries. During project preparation, stakeholder consultations were held. Their views and recommendations were incorporated in the project documents. The team organized consultations and workshops with communities, non-government organizations, and other relevant stakeholders.
During Project Implementation A total of four individual consultants and one consulting firm have been engaged to enhance readiness of the ensuing project. The inception, interim, and draft final reports have been completed. The following major outputs have also been completed: (i) review of health and disease surveillance system enhancement requirements; (ii) review of key health security gaps and measure to strengthen them; (iii) review of human resources for PHC; (iv) primary health infrastructure and equipment gap; (v) medical equipment gap; (vi) review of essential service delivery gaps at primary health level; (vii) review of community mobilization and information, education, communication requirements; (viii) procurement and governance due diligence; (ix) safeguards; (x) economic and financial analysis; (xi) gender, social and poverty analysis; and (xii) procurement plan and detailed cost estimates. At present, all consultants are working towards completion of procurement actions.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A total of 37 person-months (14.5 international and 22.5 national) of consulting inputs will be provided under the TA. ADB will engage a firm (a total of 32 person-months) as well as two individual consultants (a total of 5 person-months).
Procurement Procurement items include small works, medical equipment, vehicles, information technology equipment and consulting services
Responsible ADB Officer Jayasundara, Herathbanda
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Ministry of Health & Indigenous Medical Services
Suwasiripaya, No.385, Rev.Baddegama
Wimalawansa Thero Mawatha
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval 05 Oct 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Sep 2018

TA 9399-SRI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Oct 2017 27 Oct 2017 27 Oct 2017 31 Oct 2018 30 Jun 2020 13 Aug 2020
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
725,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 825,000.00 17 Jun 2022 633,801.44

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Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Preparing the Health System Enhancement Project (Health Information Systems and Technology Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Apr 2019 16 Apr 2019
Preparing the Health System Enhancement Project: Public Health Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Jan 2019 04 Feb 2019
Geographic Information System (GIS) Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Oct 2018 16 Oct 2018
Preparing the Health System Enhancement Project - Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 17 May 2018 23 May 2018
Public health / Health system expert (intl) Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Dec 2017 28 Dec 2017
Preparing the Health System Enhancement Project (51107-001) - Project Implementation/ Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Oct 2017 25 Oct 2017
Preparing the Health System Enhancement Project - Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 10 Aug 2017 12 Sep 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9399 10 Jan 2018 PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS PVT. LTD. (INDIA) in association with PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS (SRI LANKA) | 8-2-624/A/1, 4th Floor Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500 034 India *** No Executing Agency for this TA *** 393,970.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.