Introducing eGovernance through Digital Health (ADB-50281-001)

Countries
  • Tonga
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
C
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Borrower
Government of Tonga
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Sectors
  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 7.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 7.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jan 11, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Mar 31, 2018


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Project Description

This proposed digital health and e-governance project will leverage the increased bandwidth from the fiber optic cable by fostering an e-governance environment together with more direct investments in digital health in Tonga for improved health system response and efficiencies.

The project will create the information technology infrastructure and systems to move the fragmented paper based system to a digital health information system. Project investments include software and hardware infrastructure, policy advisory and legislative drafting support and capacity building. The project will incorporate the existing mhealth pilot into broader digital health system interventions supporting the Tonga National Health Strategic Plan 2015-2020 and optimizing resources and decision-making. The project will form part of the Government of Tonga's strategy to implement e-governance by strengthening core public health functions (routine information systems) with technology to enable real-time, integrated, electronic data collection.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Wyatt, Pamela
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and National Planning
Vuna Road Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga

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