Jordan Emergency Health Project Additional Financing (WB-P170529)

  • Jordan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 4, 2019
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.
Government of Jordan; Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Education and Health
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 141.10 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 200.00 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 @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 26, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 14, 2019

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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.

According to bank documents, the project objective is to support the Government of Jordan in maintaining the delivery of primary and secondary health services to poor uninsured Jordanians and Syrian refugees at Ministry of Health facilities.

The project has two components:

  1. Component 1 (US$190 million) will reimburse the GOJ through results-based financing for health services provided to Syrian refugees, poor and uninsured Jordanians at primary and secondary MOH health care facilities nationwide. The services covered are based on the country’s identified package of primary and secondary health care inpatient and outpatient services. The disbursements are based on a verification of: (i) the number of health services provided to the project beneficiaries verified by a UVE; and (ii) the expenditures incurred by the GOJ to deliver these services verified by the Audit Bureau (AB) of Jordan.
  2. Component 2 (US$10 million). The bulk of the financing of this component is proposed to be disbursed using DLIs (nonscalable) focusing on providing financial resources and incentives to the MoH to improve coverage and quality of care of PHC services. A smaller amount of money will finance management of the project and other key consultancies to provide technical assistance to enhance sustainability of UHC.
    1. Sub-component 2.1. (US$9 million) Improving coverage and quality of primary health care. This sub-component aims to strengthen PHC services by expanding the introduction of a Family Health model, with emphasis on human resource development.
    2. Component 2.2 (US$1 million) TA to improve MOH capacity for sustainable UHC. This sub-component will finance TA activities to improve performance and management of the public health system including: health information systems to track services delivered to target populations, human resources for health, health insurance financing (balancing revenues and expenditures to improve sustainability) and strategic purchasing for services in the private sector. The
      sub-component would finance activities to increase MOH capacity to: (i) maintain a grievance redress mechanism (GRM); and (ii) raise awareness on gender-based violence (GBV) issues through awareness sessions and development of promotional materials (i.e. short video clips and pamphlets).
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Fernando Montenegro Torres
Sr Economist (Health)

Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation
Mary Kawar
H.E. Minister of Planning and International Cooperation 

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation
Mary Kawar
H.E. Minister of International Cooperation and Planning 


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