Georgia: Support to Health Sector Enhancement Program

Sovereign Project | 56069-002

To support the Government of Georgia in its vision to further enhance the health sector and implement its national health strategy, ADB and the government will prepare the proposed Health Sector Enhancement Program. The program will provide a stand-alone policy-based loan comprising two tranches amounting to a total of $50 million from ADB's ordinary capital resources. The program is aligned with ADB's Strategy 2030 and is consistent with ADB's country partnership strategy for Georgia, 2019-2023 to support the government's development priority for human capital development. The program's expected impact is improved access to quality and affordable primary health care (PHC) and specialized and diagnostic services, especially for women, the poor, and disadvantaged population groups.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Chin, Brian
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Georgia
  • Sector
    • Health
Project Name Support to Health Sector Enhancement Program
Project Number 56069-002
Country / Economy Georgia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 10025-GEO: Support to Health Sector Enhancement Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Health / Health care finance - Health sector development and reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description To support the Government of Georgia in its vision to further enhance the health sector and implement its national health strategy, ADB and the government will prepare the proposed Health Sector Enhancement Program. The program will provide a stand-alone policy-based loan comprising two tranches amounting to a total of $50 million from ADB's ordinary capital resources. The program is aligned with ADB's Strategy 2030 and is consistent with ADB's country partnership strategy for Georgia, 2019-2023 to support the government's development priority for human capital development. The program's expected impact is improved access to quality and affordable primary health care (PHC) and specialized and diagnostic services, especially for women, the poor, and disadvantaged population groups. The program's outcome will be achieved by implementing policy actions in four reform areas: (i) benefits and clarity of benefits offered to the population for PHC, specialized outpatient and diagnostic services increased and financial access barriers reduced; (ii) service provision across levels of care through enhanced strategic purchasing improved; (iii) digital information systems, necessary for more efficient management of health care programs, and public financing for the health sector improved; and (iv) governance and accountability for the quality of delivered services improved.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA will help the government prepare and implement the sector reform program to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, and financial sustainability of Georgia's health sector to be able to provide improved access to quality and affordable PHC and specialized and diagnostic services, especially for women, the poor and disadvantaged population groups. The TA is justified given the scope of the program. The TA will support (i) due diligence and the assessments required during program processing; (ii) provide technical support and advisory services to implement the policy actions; and (iii) enhance capacity in the key topics of health financing, digital health solutions, and climate change through semi-annual knowledge exchange events. The program is a 2023 firm deliverable in the lending program for Georgia.
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 ADB will administer the TA. The Social Sector Division of ADB's Central and West Asia Department will select, supervise, and evaluate consultants.
During Project Implementation The executing agency is Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs. The proposed implementation period is 2022-2025.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions. For the preparation and implementation phases of the program, ADB will engage a consulting firm for 44 person-months of international experts (20 person-months) and national experts (24 person-months). A pool of international and national experts will be additionally engaged to support design and implementation activities of the ensuing program on an as-needed basis using the unallocated amount and contingencies.
Procurement Procurement will be done by consultants
Responsible ADB Officer Chin, Brian
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division CWSS
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 08 Dec 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Dec 2022

TA 10025-GEO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Dec 2022 31 Dec 2022 31 Dec 2022 31 Aug 2025 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 725,000.00 26 Jan 2023 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
TA Consulting Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 03 Nov 2022 30 Nov 2022

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