Bangladesh: Support for Health Care Improvement Projects

Sovereign Project | 55228-001

The transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide project preparation and implementation support to (i) the ensuing Support for Health Care Improvement Project and (ii) the ongoing Responsive COVID-19 Vaccines for Recovery Project under the Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility in Bangladesh. Both the ensuing and the ongoing projects are in the health sector and require a similar set of technical, safeguard, financial management, procurement, and capacity building supports. The proposed transaction TA facility is listed in Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s country operations business plan for Bangladesh, 2022-2023.

Project Details

Project Name Support for Health Care Improvement Projects
Project Number 55228-001
Country / Economy Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6851-BAN: Support for Health Care Improvement Projects
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Health / Health system development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide project preparation and implementation support to (i) the ensuing Support for Health Care Improvement Project and (ii) the ongoing Responsive COVID-19 Vaccines for Recovery Project under the Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility in Bangladesh. Both the ensuing and the ongoing projects are in the health sector and require a similar set of technical, safeguard, financial management, procurement, and capacity building supports. The proposed transaction TA facility is listed in Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s country operations business plan for Bangladesh, 2022-2023.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Although ADB's interventions have strengthened the government's capacity to provide PHC services, the scope and coverage of support need to be expanded and the service delivery model needs to be reformed, as the country is currently facing more diversified health needs. Key challenges being faced by the country include rapid growth of urban population, the double burden of communicable and NCDs, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government is looking for innovative approaches with the support of developing partners, including ADB, to improve the access and quality to comprehensive PHC services, including immunization, strengthening the effectiveness and efficiency of the health system to achieve Universal Health Coverage, and mitigating COVID-19-related adverse impacts through vaccine manufacturing, genomic surveillance and mobile testing capacity, research on vaccine hesitancy and health sector needs, etc. Additionally, there is also the need to focus on the use of information technology tools for efficient health service delivery, PPPs, telemedicine, movement towards electronic health records, World Health Organization compliant vaccine certification, etc.

For these reasons, the transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide project preparation and implementation support to the ensuing Support for Health Care Improvement Project and the ongoing Responsive COVID-19 Vaccines for Recovery Project under the Asia Pacific Vaccines Access Facility project implementation, including additional financing in Bangladesh, to ensure quality project preparation and due diligence, and improve the government's readiness for the project implementation. As ADB expands its health sector portfolio in Bangladesh, the proposed transaction TA facility will enable ADB to deepen the policy dialogue and provide technical support to address health sector challenges through locally appropriate and innovative approaches. Both the ensuing and the ongoing projects are in the health sector and require a similar set of technical, safeguard, financial management, procurement, and capacity building supports. The proposed transaction TA facility is listed in Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s country operations business plan for Bangladesh, 2022-2023

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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The transaction TA will provide a total of 41 person-months of international consultant inputs and 71 person-months of national consultant inputs to support the design, processing, and implementation of the ensuing project. The consultants will be recruited using the individual consultant selection method. ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy and Regulations (2017, as amended from time to time) and/or staff instructions.
Procurement Not applicable.
Responsible ADB Officer Arora, Dinesh
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
52/3, New Eskaton Road
Ramna, Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 06 Dec 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Dec 2021

TA 6851-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Dec 2021 29 Dec 2021 29 Dec 2021 30 Nov 2024 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 17 Jun 2022 15,445.29

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Support for Health Care Improvement Projects - Health Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Jun 2022 17 Jun 2022
Support for Health Care Improvement Projects - Health Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Feb 2022 06 Mar 2022
Support for Health Care Improvement Projects - Health Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Feb 2022 03 Mar 2022

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