Papua New Guinea : COVID-19 Rapid Response Program

Sovereign Project | 54346-001

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Faber, Edward
    Pacific Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Papua New Guinea
  • Sector
    • Health
Project Name COVID-19 Rapid Response Program
Project Number 54346-001
Country / Economy Papua New Guinea
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4015-PNG: COVID-19 Rapid Response Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 250.00 million
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural production

Finance / Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing

Health / Disease control of communicable disease - Health system development

Public sector management / Social protection initiatives

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Health, social, and economic impact of the outbreak mitigated

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

COVID-19 on businesses and the population reduced

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

COVID-19 health response measures implemented

Measures to protect and provide social assistance and food security to vulnerable groups enhanced

MSMEs safeguarded from the economic downturn

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 Faber, Edward
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Papua New Guinea Resident Mission (PNRM)
Executing Agencies
Department of Treasury
Concept Clearance 30 May 2022
Fact Finding 07 Oct 2020 to 08 Oct 2020
MRM 21 Oct 2020
Approval 26 Nov 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Dec 2020

Loan 4015-PNG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2020 08 Dec 2020 17 Dec 2020 30 Jun 2021 - 08 Jun 2021
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 250.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 250.00 30 Jan 2023 250.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Jan 2023 250.00 0.00 100%

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Title Document Type Document Date
COVID-19 Rapid Response Program: Completion Report Project/Program Completion Reports Dec 2022
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 4015-PNG: COVID-19 Rapid Response Program Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Dec 2020
COVID-19 Rapid Response Program: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2020

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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