Health Sector Support Project (WB-P160846)

  • Bangladesh
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 28, 2018
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Government of Bangladesh
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 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)
$ 1,100.00 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 @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 10, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Oct 26, 2016

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Project Description
The objective of the Health Sector Support Project for Bangladesh is to strengthen the health, nutrition and population (HNP) sector's core management systems and delivery of essential HNP services with a focus on selected geographical areas. There are three components to the project, the first component being Governance and Stewardship. This component focuses on such foundational priorities, specifically in the areas of governance and accountability, as well as on health sector financing. A key foundational priority is to improve governance and accountability systems, including for citizen engagement. To this end, the project will support further development of the MOHFW’s system for patients and their families to communicate complaints and grievances. The second component is the health, nutrition and population systems strengthening. This component will focus on foundational priorities that relate to further development of core sector management systems. Under this component, a major area of focus for the project will be system reform and development, including financial management, procurement, supply chain management, and asset management. Finally, the third component is the provision of quality health, nutrition and population services. This component will support the government to address major elements of this unfinished agenda, with results focused on maintaining gains, achieving still higher levels, improving quality, and reducing inequalities.
Investment Description

Contact Information
PROJECT CONTACTS World Bank Patrick M. Mullen Senior Health Specialist Kari L. Hurt Sr Economist (Health) Borrower/Client/Recipient People's Republic of Bangladesh represented by the Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance Mahmadu Begum Additional Secretary Implementing Agencies Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Sirazul Islam Secretary of the Medical Education and Family Planning Divis Sirajul Khan Secretary of the Health Services Division ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: