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Regional: Support to Address Outbreak of COVID-19 and Strengthen Preparedness for Communicable Diseases in South Asia

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54201-001 Status: Active

The proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will (i) provide support for the design of ongoing and ensuing SARD health and education sector projects in aligning project activities to address and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak; (ii) provide analytical support to inform short-term and long-term policy and actions to address the outbreak and strengthen health, education and social protection systems preparedness for future outbreaks or similar external shocks; and (iii) support assessments to learn from ongoing COVID-19 responses in health, education and social protection to identify gaps and opportunities for accelerated reform actions to mitigate impacts of the outbreak and strengthen resilience against future disruptions.

Project Details

Project Officer
Shrestha, Unika South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Health
 
Project Name Support to Address Outbreak of COVID-19 and Strengthen Preparedness for Communicable Diseases in South Asia
Project Number 54201-001
Country Regional
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Maldives
Nepal
Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9982-REG: Support to Address Outbreak of COVID-19 and Strengthen Preparedness for Communicable Diseases in South Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 9982-REG: Support to Address Outbreak of COVID-19 and Strengthen Preparedness for Communicable Diseases in South Asia (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Education / Education sector development - Education sector development - social protection initiatives

Health / Disease control of communicable disease - Health system development

Public sector management / Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will (i) provide support for the design of ongoing and ensuing SARD health and education sector projects in aligning project activities to address and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak; (ii) provide analytical support to inform short-term and long-term policy and actions to address the outbreak and strengthen health, education and social protection systems preparedness for future outbreaks or similar external shocks; and (iii) support assessments to learn from ongoing COVID-19 responses in health, education and social protection to identify gaps and opportunities for accelerated reform actions to mitigate impacts of the outbreak and strengthen resilience against future disruptions.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The COVID-19 outbreak has escalated in its severity in South Asian DMCs. A total of 88,415 cases in South Asian DMCs have been confirmed as of 12 May 2020. 3. The outbreak threatens to further strain already stretched health resources and seriously undermine health systems in South Asian DMCs. In addition to health risks, the outbreak has disrupted education systems and led to unprecedented loss of livelihoods. The immediate risks and disruptions are likely to continue for the foreseeable future until a vaccine is developed and mass immunization is achieved. Immediate and continued support to South Asian DMCs to address COVID-19 spread and strengthen health, education and social systems response for future outbreaks is crucial as pandemics can have catastrophic short-term and long-term effects on human lives, critical service delivery for human capital development and the economy.

The countercyclical support facilities under the COVID-19 crisis response option provided to SARD DMCs are mainly geared to protect the poor and vulnerable populations from falling into destitution and saving lives from COVID-19 infection. ADB support to strengthen preparedness of health as well as education systems and protecting vulnerable groups in SARD countries in case of future shocks will be critical for mitigating impacts on health and overall human capital, and to safeguard the developmental gains made so far.

Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Bhutan - Nation-wide; India - Nation-wide; Maldives - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design N/A
During Project Implementation N/A
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA facility will provide a total of 69 person-months of consultant inputs to support the design of ensuing and ongoing projects and provide support to address the impacts of COVID-19 outbreak and strengthen preparedness. Individual consultants will be recruited for a total of 40 person-months using individual consultant selection method. The TA facility will also recruit two firms for a total of 29 person-months to conduct immediate data analytics to support identification and management of epidemiological clusters in Sri Lanka and Nepal.
Procurement Individual consultants will be recruited using individual consultant selection method. Firms will be recruited using consultant qualification selection. ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy and Regulations (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Shrestha, Unika
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 20 May 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 May 2020

TA 9982-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 May 2020 - 20 May 2020 31 May 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
6,800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,800,000.00 20 May 2020 72,237.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Health Economist Individual - Consulting Active 21 Jan 2021 27 Jan 2021
Public Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 19 Jan 2021 25 Jan 2021
Procurement Expert Individual - Consulting Active 19 Jan 2021 25 Jan 2021
Support to Address Outbreak of COVID-19 and Strengthen Preparedness for Communicable Diseases in South Asia - Social Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Dec 2020 16 Dec 2020

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 9982 28 Dec 2020 Brookings Institution (The)(UNITED STATES) 1775 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, NW District o WASHINGTON DC 20036-2103 United States Asian Development Bank 120,000.00
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 9982 17 Aug 2020 Pricewaterhousecoopers Pvt. Ltd. (IND)(INDIA) 8-2-624/A/1, 4th Floor, Road No.10, Banj Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500 034 India Asian Development Bank 401,654.00

Procurement Plan

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