Pakistan: COVID-19 Vaccine Support Project under the Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility

Sovereign Project | 55013-001

The project will provide the Government of Pakistan, through the Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility, with financing for the procurement of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines, and for associated logistics and capacity strengthening activities. The rapid response component under the APVAX will be used to procure COVID-19 vaccines, and to cover international transport and port clearance costs. The project investment component under the APVAX will be used for capacity strengthening. Pakistan has met all APVAX access criteria.

The project will support the implementation of the National Deployment and Vaccination Plan (NDVP) i.e., the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines in Pakistan in 2021 in line with the country partnership strategy and Strategy 2030 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Huitzing, Hiddo A.
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Pakistan
  • Sector
    • Health
Project Name COVID-19 Vaccine Support Project under the Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility
Project Number 55013-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4096-PAK: COVID-19 Vaccine Support Project under the Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 500.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Health / Disease control of communicable disease

Public sector management / Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The project will provide the Government of Pakistan, through the Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility, with financing for the procurement of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines, and for associated logistics and capacity strengthening activities. The rapid response component under the APVAX will be used to procure COVID-19 vaccines, and to cover international transport and port clearance costs. The project investment component under the APVAX will be used for capacity strengthening. Pakistan has met all APVAX access criteria.

The project will support the implementation of the National Deployment and Vaccination Plan (NDVP) i.e., the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines in Pakistan in 2021 in line with the country partnership strategy and Strategy 2030 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed project is part of ADB's holistic support for Pakistan's response to the COVID-19 crisis, and will help mitigate the adverse health, social, and economic impacts while targeting vulnerable population segments and ensuring gender mainstreaming.
Impact

Protect vulnerable groups from morbidity and mortality due to COVID-19 disease

Spread, morbidity, and mortality of SARS-CoV-2 reduced, and confidence of citizens restored

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Priority population segments vaccinated against COVID-19
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

COVID-19 vaccines procured and delivered to designated points

Vaccine program implementation capacity strengthened

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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services TBD
Procurement TBD
Responsible ADB Officer Huitzing, Hiddo A.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division CWSS
Executing Agencies
Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination
[email protected]
Kohsar Block, Pakistan Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 05 Apr 2021 to 13 Apr 2021
MRM 14 May 2021
Approval 06 Aug 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Aug 2021

Loan 4096-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Aug 2021 06 Aug 2021 09 Aug 2021 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 581.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 500.00 18 Oct 2021 409.40 0.00 82%
Counterpart 81.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Oct 2021 314.40 0.00 63%

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