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

Sovereign (Public) Project | 55078-001 Status: Approved

The project responds to the government's request for ADB support under APVAX to help meet COVID-19 vaccine response challenges. In accordance with the guidance of the APVAX policy, the project investment component under APVAX will support ADB's procurement and project implementation, which will benefit Tajikistan given due diligence assessments that identified fiduciary-related risks.

Project Details

Project Officer
Concepcion, Rhodora B. Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Tajikistan
Sector
  • Health
 
Project Name COVID-19 Vaccine Support Project under the Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility
Project Number 55078-001
Country Tajikistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0791-TAJ: COVID-19 Vaccine Support Project under the Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 25.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Health / Disease control of communicable disease

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project responds to the government's request for ADB support under APVAX to help meet COVID-19 vaccine response challenges. In accordance with the guidance of the APVAX policy, the project investment component under APVAX will support ADB's procurement and project implementation, which will benefit Tajikistan given due diligence assessments that identified fiduciary-related risks.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy COVID-19 rapidly accelerated into a global pandemic, as declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020. The number of cases grew exponentially across countries and continents, resulting in closed borders; travel restrictions; lockdowns; national health crises; and disruptions in trade, investment, tourism, and remittance flows. Tajikistan confirmed its first 15 cases of COVID-19 on 30 April 2020 and, by 28 February 2021, that number had risen to 13,308. Tajikistan also confirmed 90 deaths. Only 407,841 tests were completed in Tajikistan up to 28 February 2021, indicating a high probability of undetected cases. The country is ill-equipped to handle large-scale health crises and remains highly vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic. Limited testing capacity and absence of strict social distancing and self-isolation measures have led to increasing pressures in the health system.
Impact

Vulnerable groups protected from morbidity and mortality caused by COVID-19

The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus reduced and confidence of citizens restored

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

COVID-19 vaccines procured and delivered to designated delivery 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
Responsible ADB Officer Concepcion, Rhodora B.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division CWSS
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan
Shevchenko Street
69 Dushanbe
Tajikistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2021 to 12 Apr 2021
MRM 30 Mar 2021
Approval 16 Jun 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Jun 2021

Grant 0791-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Jun 2021 21 Jun 2021 - 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 26.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 25.00 16 Jun 2021 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 1.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 Jun 2021 0.00 0.00 0%

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