Supporting COVID-19 Response and Vaccination Program (ADB-55086-002)

  • South Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Maldives
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
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 10, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 2.00 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 Apr 25, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Nov 10, 2021

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Project Description
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According to ADB documents, the proposed investment seeks to address the challenges affecting the Maldives' health system in mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic, the transaction TA will support (i) the government to rapidly strengthen its health system resilience and capacity, and (ii) developing long-term COVID-19 pandemic response and vaccination plans for expanded coverage in the upcoming years. The TA will further support the preparation of the ensuing COVID-19 vaccine financing project under APVAX


The third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the vulnerabilities in the country's health system capacity that require an urgent need to improve the health systems in managing emergency medical services (EMS), strengthen coordination between health facilities, and improve the capacity to respond to COVID-19 and future pandemics. Consultations with the Ministry of Health (MOH) expressed that the vulnerabilities to be addressed immediately are due to (i) inefficient EMS for COVID-19 patients; (ii) unintegrated health information system (HIS) across health facilities, which is needed for effective COVID-19 patient information sharing during case referrals; (iii) unavailability of tracking and identifying COVID-19 variants; (iv) inadequate mental health support for COVID-19 survivors and frontline health professionals involved in COVID-19 response; and (v) lack of long-term planning for the COVID-19 pandemic response and vaccination.


Firm (QCBS): 18 person-months (International) and 11 person months (National)

Individual (ICS): 10 person-months (International) and 54 person-months (National)


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Responsible ADB Officer Chen, Dai-Ling
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance (formerly Ministry of Finance and Treasury)
Ameenee Magu, Block 379, Male', Republic
of Maldives


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