Health Services Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1 (Additional Financing) (ADB-51035-004)

  • Papua New Guinea
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 14, 2019
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Government of Papua New Guinea
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Grant Amount (USD)
$ 38.00 million
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Aug 11, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jun 18, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents, "the Health Services Sector Development Program (HSSDP) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) was approved by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on 30 May 2018 and combines a $100.0 million policy-based operation (subprogram 1) and a $95.0 million project investment to support whole-of-government and sector policy reforms with health sector investments. The project duration is 7 years and expected to close in 30 May 2025. Two additional policy-based loans of $100.0 million each (subprograms 2 and 3) will be processed separately in 2019 and 2020. The existing HSSDP project investment is on track with both the project manager and project finance and procurement specialist recruited together with key experts. The project steering group has identified the locations for the two district hospitals (level 4) and six health centers (level 3) for upgrade under the project. The first two health centers are expected to be contracted in the first half of 2020 along with the consulting firms for medical supplies and digital health."

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)


Government of Australia US$ 38 million

Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Inez Mikkelsen-Lopez
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PASP
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

Department of Health
Ruta Place Gordons PO Box 353-Gordons, NCD
Department of Treasury
6/F The Treasury Building, Lamana Road
P.O Box 542, Waigani Drive, NCD
Papua New Guinea


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