Support for the institutionalization of health prioritization processes (IADB-DR-T1143)

  • Dominican Republic
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Aug 31, 2016
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SISALRIL and Ministerio de Salud Pública (MSP)
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Education and Health
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.20 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.20 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Aug 31, 2016

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Project Description
The objective of this Technical Cooperation is to support the Dominican Republic in building the necessary processes to carry out regular and systematic updating of health plan benefits. To achieve this goal, this Technical Cooperation proposes two components: Component 1 - Support the development of the institutional framework to carry out future processes of design, fit and costing benefit plan, through the following activities: (i) technical assistance in the form "coaching" to support the country in the definition of processes, criteria, methodology and procedures for the design, adjustment and periodic costing plan; (ii) technical assistance to review the regulatory framework; and (iii) production of guides and manuals to guide the actors in the new modus operandi. Component 2 - Support the strengthening of the information systems needed to update, monitor and supervise the implementation of plan benefits, through the following activities: (i) technical assistance diagnostic and recommendations to improve the information systems required to update periodically its content and associated premiums; (ii) technical assistance diagnostic and recommendations to improve regulatory mechanisms, monitoring and supervision by the regulatory agencies to ensure the effective delivery of services included in the plan; (iii) technical assistance for diagnosis and recommendations to strengthen key areas of social security to ensure effective coverage of the plan, including the model of service delivery, financing, payment mechanisms, price regulation and monitoring and aspects evaluation; and (iv) technical assistance diagnostic human resource gaps for regular, transparent and technically robust development plan update and implementation plan to close it.
Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
This US$0.20 million investment is through non-reimbursable technical cooperation, implemented over the course of 24 months.
Contact Information
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