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Mongolia: Development of the Health Sector Master Plan, 2019-2027

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51134-001 Status: Active

This technical assistance (TA) will support the Government of Mongolia in preparing a health sector master plan (HSMP) for 2019 -2027. The TA will provide institutional and human resource capacity to the Ministry of Health (MOH) to develop a strategic framework through 2027. This will enable the MOH to pursue its long-term development policy on health in accordance with Mongolia's commitments to health-related targets under the Mongolia Sustainable Development Vision 2030 (SDV 2030).

Project Details

Project Officer
Altantuya Jigjidsuren East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Mongolia
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Health
 
Project Name Development of the Health Sector Master Plan, 2019-2027
Project Number 51134-001
Country Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9386-MON: Development of the Health Sector Master Plan (2019-2027)
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Health / Health sector development and reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description This technical assistance (TA) will support the Government of Mongolia in preparing a health sector master plan (HSMP) for 2019 -2027. The TA will provide institutional and human resource capacity to the Ministry of Health (MOH) to develop a strategic framework through 2027. This will enable the MOH to pursue its long-term development policy on health in accordance with Mongolia's commitments to health-related targets under the Mongolia Sustainable Development Vision 2030 (SDV 2030).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy As the Health Sector Strategic Master Plan (HSSMP), 2005 -2015 has expired, developing a new master plan is essential to ensure that government targets are achieved and hard-won gains in key health indicators, such as the improvements achieved in maternal and infant mortality, are sustained.The government has requested ADB's support in preparing the HSMP to ensure the effective development and implementation of sector targets, which will include capacity building for effective sector-wide management at the MOH.
Impact

The state policy on health and mid-term economic framework for policy implementation to ensure actual improvement in access and quality of preventive, diagnostics and medical services developed and implemented (The Government Action Plan, 2016-2020). a

The governments' strategic programming, healthcare policy development and planning enhanced (The Government Action Plan, 2016-2020). a

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Health sector mid-term strategic framework for the government's action to pursue its long-term development policy on health developed and implemented
Progress Toward Outcome The TA implementation is slightly behind the schedule. The overall project implementation progress is estimated at 30% against elapsed time of 59%. In January 2019, ADB and MOH have agreed to replace the team leader and add one international expert to facilitate implementation of the TA's capacity building component.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Health Sector Master Plan developed

Planning, monitoring and coordination capacity of MOH improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Output 1. Health Sector Master Plan, 2019-2027 developed. The consultants conducted rapid assessments of implementation of the (i) previous Health Sector Strategic Master Plan (2005-2015), and (ii) major health sector reforms undertaken since 1990s based on literature review, individual interviews with key informants, policy makers and development partners, and four regional consultative workshops with participation of health administrators, healthcare workers and local government officials. The consultants also defined the core implementation strategies under eight policy objectives of the State Policy on Health (2017). This was done through extensive consultations with MOH staff. The implementation strategies will be discussed by the MOH Technical Working Group (TWG), the Coordinating Committee (CC) and other stakeholders. After reaching the stakeholder consensus, the strategies will be further detailed in the implementation plan. The implementation strategies and plan will serve as the core document of the health sector master plan.

Output 2. Planning, monitoring, and coordination capacity of the Ministry of Health strengthened. The consultants assessed the training needs of the (i) local government staff responsible for health, (ii) heads and senior staff of aimag and city health departments and (iii) directors and senior management staff of aimag and district hospitals. The assessment covered the areas of competencies in health planning, health needs and health technology assessment, monitoring and evaluation, aid coordination, financial, capital and investment planning. Based on the training needs assessment, the consultants prepared a draft capacity building program, which included (i) short term competency-based training activities to conducted through consultative workshops and working group meetings, and (ii) specifically designed training activities in selected thematic areas. In January 2019, ADB and MOH agreed with Conseil Sante to develop the detailed capacity building program and to engage additional two international experts to conduct the thematic trainings.

Stakeholder consultation and coordination mechanisms. In July 2018, the MOH established the CC that comprised 28 members including all the MOH directors, representatives from tertiary and secondary level hospitals, Ulaanbaatar City Health Department, non-governmental organizations, professional associations and representatives of donor agencies. The main tasks of the CC are to provide coordination support in the development process of the master plan documents, review and provide feedback on draft documents and ensure participation of various stakeholders. The TWG, which was established by MOH in December 2018, comprises 44 members and is supposed to provide technical support in the development of the master plan documents through technical consultation and collaboration. In addition, to ensure a wide participatory and consultative approach, all the documents developed by the team will be discussed through regional and national workshops. There are four regional and four national workshops planned under the TA. The first round of regional workshops was organized in September 2018 to discuss the sector assessments. The second round of regional workshops was organized in March 2019 to discuss the strategies.

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 TA will establish a stakeholders' consultation and coordination mechanism at the MOH to ensure the participation of all stakeholders, a sector-wide approach, and ownership of the development of the HSMP. The TA will use a wide participatory and consultative approach where the primary responsibility lies on the MOH while ensuring (i) participation and engagement of national and international stakeholders from the onset; (ii) broad and systematic consultation with health sector stakeholders, including medical staff, clients, professional associations, and private sector participants; (iii) use of an evidence-based approach and a well-documented strategy; and (iv) promotion of ownership at the central and local levels through dissemination of the strategy documents for discussion and feedback.
During Project Implementation On 20 May 2018, MOH established the (i) TA Coordinating Committee to oversee the Action Plan development process, (ii) technical working groups to work on the key strategic areas, and (iii) thematic working groups to work on the supporting documents. The MOH ensures participation of the relevant stakeholders, including the central and local level government agencies, international partners, and representatives of private sector, non-governmental organizations and training and research institutions.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage a consulting firm following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).7 The selected firm will provide 73 person-months of consulting services in health care and financial planning, health needs and technology assessment, and capacity building. ADB will recruit the firm through the quality- and cost-based selection procedure (quality cost ratio of 90:10) and engage it using a performance-based contract. ADB will also engage a project coordinator for 24 person-months and an administrative and finance coordinator for 24 person-months. The two project coordinators will be responsible for the TA's day-to-day activities and will be recruited by ADB as individual consultants following the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement

The executing agency will purchase office equipment and procure goods for printing and

publishing following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). TA

project implementation unit will transfer office equipment to the executing agency upon completion

of TA activities.

Responsible ADB Officer Altantuya Jigjidsuren
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Mongolia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health (formerly Ministry of Health and Sports)
1st Floor, Government Building VIII
Olympic Street 2, Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 May 2017
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 21 Sep 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2019

TA 9386-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Sep 2017 20 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 30 Nov 2019 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 21 Sep 2017 376,058.74

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Health Policy, Planning and Capacity Building Firm - Consulting Closed 27 Nov 2017 26 Dec 2017
Project coordinator – Health specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Nov 2017 22 Nov 2017
Administrative and finance coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Nov 2017 22 Nov 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9386 20 Apr 2018 CONSEIL SANTE S.A.(FRANCE) in association with INDEPENDENT RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF MONGOLIA(MONGOLIA) 92-98 BOULEVARD VICTOR HUGO 92110 CLINCHY, FRANCE *** No Executing Agency for this TA *** Consulting Services 623,445.00

Procurement Plan

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