India: COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project (AIIB-000380)

  • India
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • World Bank (WB)
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 million
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Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 29, 2020

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Project Description

According to AIIB website, the project aims to prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 and to strengthen national health systems for preparedness in India. The project will comprise six components:

  • Component 1: Emergency COVID-19 Response: The aim of this component is to slow and limit as much as possible the spread of COVID-19 in India. This will be achieved through providing immediate support to enhance disease detection capacities by scaling up procurement of personal protective equipment, oxygen delivery systems, and medicines.
  • Component 2: Strengthening National and State health Systems to support Prevention and Preparedness: The component will support the GOI to build resilient health systems to provide core public health, prevention, and patient management functions to manage COVID-19 and future disease outbreaks.
  • Component 3: Strengthening Pandemic Research and Multi-sector, National Institutions and Platforms for One Health: This component will support research on COVID-19 by Indian and other global institutions working in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research.
  • Component 4: Community Engagement and Risk Communication: This component will address significant negative externalities expected in the event of a widespread COVID-19 outbreak and include comprehensive communication strategies.
  • Component 5: Implementation Management, Capacity Building, Monitoring and Evaluation: Support for the strengthening of public structures for the coordination and management of the project would be provided, including MOHFW and state (decentralized) arrangements for coordination of activities, financial management, procurement, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Component 6: Contingent Emergency Response Component: Provision of immediate response to an eligible crisis or health emergency.
Investment Description
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

Hari Bhaskar

Project Team Leader, AIIB

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Ronald U Mutasa

Task Team Leader, World Bank

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Borrower: Ministry of Finance

Prasanna V Salian, Deputy Secretary
Department of Economic Affairs
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Implementing Agency: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Vikas Sheel, Joint Secretary

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