Kiribati: Preparing the Health Infrastructure and Systems Project

Sovereign Project | 55180-002

The proposed upgrade of health service delivery in Kiribati through the Kiribati Health Infrastructure and Systems Project (KHISP) will provide improved quality and coverage of health services, particularly in South Tarawa, through investments in hospital infrastructure and health worker training. The following output areas are expected to be delivered: (i) health service delivery strengthened, (ii) capacity to delivery essential care improved, and (iii) infection control practices strengthened. The total indicative cost for the project is $27 million, of which $25 million is in Asian Development Fund grant resources. The proposed project will be aligned with the investments made in the health sector by the Government of New Zealand and the World Bank and address the need to strengthen the building blocks of the health system.

Project Details

Project Name Preparing the Health Infrastructure and Systems Project
Project Number 55180-002
Country / Economy Kiribati
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6857-KIR: Preparing the Kiribati Health Infrastructure Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Health / Health system development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed upgrade of health service delivery in Kiribati through the Kiribati Health Infrastructure and Systems Project (KHISP) will provide improved quality and coverage of health services, particularly in South Tarawa, through investments in hospital infrastructure and health worker training. The following output areas are expected to be delivered: (i) health service delivery strengthened, (ii) capacity to delivery essential care improved, and (iii) infection control practices strengthened. The total indicative cost for the project is $27 million, of which $25 million is in Asian Development Fund grant resources. The proposed project will be aligned with the investments made in the health sector by the Government of New Zealand and the World Bank and address the need to strengthen the building blocks of the health system.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The transaction technical assistance (TRTA) will provide technical analysis and assessments to assist the government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) develop the proposed KHISP. The TRTA is justified given the scope of activities and specialized nature of skills required for the project. The project preparation will also require consultations with various stakeholders such as private companies, development partners, and communities to ensure that it will be in line with the current and future demand for health service delivery. Due diligence will be undertaken based on the proposed project design. The TRTA will also build the capacity of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) to implement the ensuing project and enhance project readiness for timely implementation start-up given ADB's new engagement with MHMS. The TA is included in ADB's country operations business plan for eleven small Pacific island countries.
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 Nation-wide
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 Aftab, Ammar
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PASP
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 03 Dec 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2022

TA 6857-KIR

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Dec 2021 30 Dec 2021 30 Dec 2021 31 Jul 2023 31 Dec 2023 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 850,000.00 21 Sep 2022 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Kiribati Health Infrastructure and Systems Project Design Firm - Consulting Closed 12 Feb 2022 12 Mar 2022

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 6857 16 Sep 2022 DT Global Asia Pacific Pty. Ltd. (AUSTRALIA) in association with ALEXANDER & LLOYD AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. (AUSTRALIA) | Level 11, North Tower, 515 St. Pauls Terrace, Locked Bag 4006, Fortitude Valley Brisbane, Queensland 4006 Australia Asian Development Bank 706,262.00

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