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Georgia: COVID-19 Active Response and Expenditure Support Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54191-001 Status: Active

The Program is aligned is a critical component of the government's efforts to mitigate the adverse impact of COVID-19 on the health and welfare of Georgians. It will contribute towards the achievement of the overarching development objective of the Anti-Crisis Plan: health and economic impacts of COVID-19 in Georgia are mitigated, protecting the most vulnerable. The program will have the following effect: rate of spread of the disease managed, burden on affected businesses mitigated and poverty contained. The program is structured around three output areas: (i) measures taken to combat the spread of COVID-19 and health sector response capacity strengthened; (ii) affected businesses are assisted; and (iii) enhanced livelihoods support for the most vulnerable segments of the population.

Project Details

Project Officer
de Almeida Vieira de Sa, Rogerio Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Georgia
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name COVID-19 Active Response and Expenditure Support Program
Project Number 54191-001
Country Georgia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3929-GEO: COVID-19 Active Response and Expenditure Support Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
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 system development

Public sector management / Public expenditure and fiscal management - Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Program is aligned is a critical component of the government's efforts to mitigate the adverse impact of COVID-19 on the health and welfare of Georgians. It will contribute towards the achievement of the overarching development objective of the Anti-Crisis Plan: health and economic impacts of COVID-19 in Georgia are mitigated, protecting the most vulnerable. The program will have the following effect: rate of spread of the disease managed, burden on affected businesses mitigated and poverty contained. The program is structured around three output areas: (i) measures taken to combat the spread of COVID-19 and health sector response capacity strengthened; (ii) affected businesses are assisted; and (iii) enhanced livelihoods support for the most vulnerable segments of the population.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Program is both timely and necessary. The Government of Georgia responded to the public health threat posed by coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a timely and effective manner by introducing a comprehensive package of containment measures. While these measures shielded Georgia's public health system from overburden, they disrupt a trajectory of strong and inclusive economic growth, threatening the development gains achieved in the period between 2012 and 2019. To mitigate the adverse public health and socioeconomic effects of the crisis, the government adopted a sizable countercyclical expenditure plan. The proposed Program aims to support the government in implementing its response package to protect the lives and livelihoods of Georgians, especially the poor and vulnerable segments of the population, women, and children.
Impact Health and economic impacts of COVID-19 in Georgia are mitigated, protecting the most vulnerable
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Effect of the Program

Rate of spread of the disease managed, burden on affected businesses mitigated and poverty contained

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Measures taken to combat the spread of COVID-19 and health sector response capacity strengthened.

Affected private sector entities assisted

Enhanced livelihoods support for the most vulnerable segments of the population

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
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 de Almeida Vieira de Sa, Rogerio
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
16 Gorgasali St., 0114
Tbilisi
Georgia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 20 Feb 2022
Fact Finding 02 Apr 2020 to 02 Apr 2020
MRM 06 May 2020
Approval 28 May 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 May 2020

Loan 3929-GEO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 May 2020 02 Jun 2020 02 Jul 2020 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 100.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 28 May 2020 103.69 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 May 2020 103.69 0.00 100%

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