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Regional: Regional Support to Address the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Potential Outbreaks of Other Communicable Diseases

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54079-001 Status: Active

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will help the developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) respond to the ongoing COVID-19 disease (COVID-19) outbreak with the aim of mitigating long-term damage to economies and adverse effects on population health.

Project Details

Project Officer
Osewe, Patrick L. Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Health
 
Project Name Regional Support to Address the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Potential Outbreaks of Other Communicable Diseases
Project Number 54079-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9950-REG: Regional Support to Address the Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
TA 9950-REG: Regional Support to Address the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Potential Outbreaks of Other Communicable Diseases
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
TA 9950-REG: Regional Support to Address the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Potential Outbreaks of Other Communicable Diseases
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 40.00 million
People's Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund US$ 2.00 million
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Health / Disease control of communicable disease

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will help the developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) respond to the ongoing COVID-19 disease (COVID-19) outbreak with the aim of mitigating long-term damage to economies and adverse effects on population health.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The PRC and other countries in the region have taken immediate action to respond to the outbreak. Despite the quick action taken, there are several gaps in the overall response efforts, as identified by WHO and other development partners. These are: (i) inadequate resources to strengthen the range of services for outbreak response; (ii) Paucity of robust economic analysis and other evidence to support decision-making; and (iii) weak regional multisectoral coordination mechanisms.

The TA will incorporate lessons learned from; following (i) the implementation of the Regional Malaria and Other Communicable Disease Threats Trust Fund;5F (ii) TA on Regional Support to Address the Outbreak of SARS, and (iii) the Grant Assistance for Prevention and Control of Avian Influenza in Asia and the Pacific, the Greater Mekong Subregion's Strengthening Regional Health Cooperation TA and Health Security Project.6F A major lesson is that flexible implementation arrangements and focus on the actual needs of DMCs for communicable disease control (i.e., hospital equipment, training and communication programs), together with the multi-sector and cross-departmental collaboration in ADB and between ADB and partner organizations such as the WHO, all contributed to the success of above-mentioned projects. These projects also highlighted the importance to provide not only country level assistance but also to coordinate interventions at the regional level and the establishment of regional coordination mechanisms similar to the working group spearheading the implementation of the GMS Regional Health Cooperation Strategy.

Impact Health outcomes in Asia and the Pacific improved (ADB Strategy 2030)a; Increased number of people benefiting from improved health services, education services, or social protection (OP1)b; and Increased number of regional public goods initiatives successfully reducing cross- border environmental or health risks, or providing regional access to education services (OP7)c
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome DMCs' capacities to prevent and contain outbreaks of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases strengthened
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Support to DMCs affected and potentially affected by COVID-19 and other communicable diseases provided

Economic and health system assessments on the potential effect of COVID-19 conducted

Regional multisectoral coordination mechanisms strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will involve 56 person-months of services by international and national consultants on input-based contracts, including (i) an international senior economist, (ii) two international senior health security and health system experts, (iii) an international epidemiologist, (iv) an international financial analysis expert, (v) a national partnership coordinator, and (vi) a national procurement expert. ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions
Procurement ADB will procure necessary medical supplies and reagents, medicines and vaccines, PPE for health care staffs, and digital health software and hardware needed for rapidly building up DMC capacities. The procurement and disbursement decision authorities and signatories in ADB is the Director-General of SDCC, in consultation with Procurement, Portfolio and Financial Management Department (PPFD). Procurement will follow the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. The procurement of goods will be coordinated with other technical agencies (such as United Nations agencies) to avoid duplication of supply. Given the need for flexibility, ADB can also outsource the procurement to identified implementing government agencies in recipient DMCs and United Nations agencies which have stronger links to the supply market or provide funding to these agencies to procure and supply the goods in accordance with arrangements acceptable to ADB
Responsible ADB Officer Osewe, Patrick L.
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDSC-HEA
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 Feb 2020
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 25 Feb 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Feb 2020

TA 9950-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Feb 2020 - 25 Feb 2020 28 Feb 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
44,000,000.00 4,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 48,000,000.00 25 Feb 2020 3,500,000.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
SERD-GMS: International Procurement Individual - Consulting Closed 12 May 2020 18 May 2020
SERD-PHI: National Risk Communications Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 09 May 2020 15 May 2020
EARD-MON: Medical Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 07 May 2020 13 May 2020
Project Coordinator (National Consultant) Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Apr 2020 01 May 2020
TA 9950 - National Procurement Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Apr 2020 01 May 2020
Epidemiologist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Apr 2020 29 Apr 2020
Senior Health Security and Health Systems Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Apr 2020 28 Apr 2020

Contracts Awarded

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