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Solomon Islands: Strengthening Urban Health Services

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53085-001 Status: Proposed

The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) upcoming Strengthening Urban Health Services Project will improve quality and coverage of health services in Solomon Islands, with particular focus on Honiara. The following output areas are expected to be delivered under the project: (i) quality of services provided by NRH strengthened; (ii) primary and secondary healthcare provision in Honiara upgraded; and (iii) urban healthcare delivery systems improved. The total indicative cost for the project is $11.0 million, of which ADB is expected to finance (i) a concessional loan of $5.0 million from ADB's ordinary capital resources, and (ii) a grant not exceeding $5.0 million from ADB's Special Funds resources (Asian Development Fund). The government will provide support through exemption of taxes and duties and funding towards project costs (including through allocation of staffing for upgraded and/or new health centers), estimated at $1.0 million.

Project Details

Project Officer
Basu, Ananya Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Solomon Islands
Sector
  • Health
 
Project Name Strengthening Urban Health Services
Project Number 53085-001
Country Solomon Islands
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Health Sector Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 5.00 million
Loan: Health Sector Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 5.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Health / Disease control of communicable disease - Disease control of non-communicable diseases and other priority programs - Health sector development and reform - Mother and child health care

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) upcoming Strengthening Urban Health Services Project will improve quality and coverage of health services in Solomon Islands, with particular focus on Honiara. The following output areas are expected to be delivered under the project: (i) quality of services provided by NRH strengthened; (ii) primary and secondary healthcare provision in Honiara upgraded; and (iii) urban healthcare delivery systems improved. The total indicative cost for the project is $11.0 million, of which ADB is expected to finance (i) a concessional loan of $5.0 million from ADB's ordinary capital resources, and (ii) a grant not exceeding $5.0 million from ADB's Special Funds resources (Asian Development Fund). The government will provide support through exemption of taxes and duties and funding towards project costs (including through allocation of staffing for upgraded and/or new health centers), estimated at $1.0 million.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed project is consistent with ADB's Pacific Approach 2016-2020, which supports country resilience through stronger health and social protection systems. It is included in the ADB's country operations business plan for Solomon Islands, for 2021. It is aligned with ADB's Strategy 2030 operational priorities of (i) addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities by supporting better health for all; (ii) accelerating progress in gender equality by supporting better maternal and postnatal care; (iii) strengthening governance and institutional capacity for better service delivery; and (iv) making cities more livable by promoting urban health.
Impact Health, happiness, and productivity of the people of Solomon Islands improved (National Health Strategic Plan 2016-2020)
Outcome Quality and coverage of urban health services enhanced.
Outputs

Quality of services provided by NRH strengthened

Primary and secondary healthcare provision in Honiara upgraded

Urban healthcare delivery systems improved

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
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 Basu, Ananya
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PASP
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
P.O. Box 26
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Timetable
Concept Clearance 20 Nov 2019
Fact Finding 18 Jan 2021 to 22 Jan 2021
MRM 15 Mar 2021
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Nov 2019

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Title Document Type Document Date
Strengthening Urban Health Services: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Nov 2019

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