51129-002: Social Sectors Reform Program (Subprogram 1) | Asian Development Bank

Armenia: Social Sectors Reform Program (Subprogram 1)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51129-002 Status: Proposed

The proposed program will support the Government of Armenia in developing and financing timely and comprehensive policy reforms in the education and health sectors. These

reforms will enable the government to strengthen the efficient utilization of resources and provision of quality services in these sectors. Support for these social sectors is consistent with the strategic focus of the country partnership strategy2014 2018, of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Armenia.

The proposed program will provide a much-needed policy and planning boost for system reform in the two social sectors. This is necessary not only to improve the quality and efficiency of the sectors, but also to provide a better basis for the MOES and MOH to improve the alignment of their sector strategies and resource allocations, and coordinate domestic resources and external support. The program can both complement and leverage other external support.

Project Details

Project Officer
Sarvi, Jouko Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Armenia
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Social Sectors Reform Program (Subprogram 1)
Project Number 51129-002
Country Armenia
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Social Sectors Reform SP1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 50.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education / Education sector development

Health / Health system development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The proposed program will support the Government of Armenia in developing and financing timely and comprehensive policy reforms in the education and health sectors. These

reforms will enable the government to strengthen the efficient utilization of resources and provision of quality services in these sectors. Support for these social sectors is consistent with the strategic focus of the country partnership strategy2014 2018, of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Armenia.

The proposed program will provide a much-needed policy and planning boost for system reform in the two social sectors. This is necessary not only to improve the quality and efficiency of the sectors, but also to provide a better basis for the MOES and MOH to improve the alignment of their sector strategies and resource allocations, and coordinate domestic resources and external support. The program can both complement and leverage other external support.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The program supports Armenia''s social, economic, and human capital development through education and health reforms that will improve the quality and affordability of education

and health care services, and improve the efficiency of the two sectors. The proposed program will cover three reform areas in education and health: (i) resource planning and allocation, (ii) monitoring systems, and (iii) regulatory and accreditation frameworks.

Impact Social, economic, and human capital developed
Outcome Efficiency of the education and health sectors improved
Outputs Resource planning and allocation in education and health improved
Geographical Location
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
Responsible ADB Officer Sarvi, Jouko
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division CWSS
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance (MOF)
1 Melik Adamyan, Yerevan
Armenia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Dec 2017
Fact Finding 06 May 2019 to 17 May 2019
MRM 24 Jun 2019
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2018

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