Healthcare Quality Improvement Program (ADB-54293-001)

Regions
  • Europe and Central Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Armenia
Geographic location 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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
B
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Borrower
Government of Armenia
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Education and Health
  • Infrastructure
  • Law and Government
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Feb 1, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Nov 8, 2023


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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

As stated by the ADB, the program aims to improve the quality of health care as stipulated in the Government Program, 2021-2026, Health Sector Strategy 2023-2026, the UHI Concept Paper, and the Quality of Care Strategy 2022-2026.

The proposed RBL program is aligned with the following impact: personal and public health improved. The outcome of the RBL program will be quality of health care improved, measured by (i) amenable deaths for chronic conditions reduced; (ii) in-hospital mortality for acute myocardial infarction reduced; and (iii) hospitalization rate for ambulatory care sensitive conditions reduced. The program will have the following outputs: (i) infrastructure and equipment to provide quality health services improved; (ii) capacity and organization for quality of care strengthened; and (iii) quality improvement interventions and monitoring institutionalized.

Disbursement-linked indicators (DLIs) may include (i) amenable deaths for chronic conditions reduced; (ii) in-hospital mortality for acute myocardial infarction reduced; (iii) health facilities upgraded or constructed and equipped with consideration of climate-resilience and gender responsiveness; (iv) institutional structure and leadership, including for female leaders, for quality of care strengthened; (v) availability of qualified health workers improved; (vi) gender- and climate-responsive quality of care standards and improvement tools piloted in selected number of marzes (regional administrative entities) and approved for nationwide scale-up; and (vii) health facilities reporting quality indicator data on time.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
For a project with severe or irreversible impacts to local community and natural resources, the Early Warning System Team may conduct a thorough analysis regarding its potential impacts to human and environmental rights.

The ADB categorized the project E&S risks as follows:

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Investment Description
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Contact Information
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ADB Team Leader:

Kirthi Ramesh - Social Sector Specialist

No contacts provided at the time of disclosure.

Executing Agency - Ministry of Health:

Address: Governmental building n. 3, Yerevan 0010
Email: info@moh.am
Phone: +374 60808003
Website: https://moh.am/

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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB

The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main.

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