Nepal: COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project (WB-P173760)

  • Nepal
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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
Apr 3, 2020
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Government of Nepal
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 29.00 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)
$ 29.00 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 May 18, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Mar 29, 2020

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Project Description

According to project documents, this World Bank funding will support the prevention, detection and response to the threat posed by COVID-19 and to strengthen national systems for public health preparedness in Nepal.

Project components are:

1) Emergency COVID-19 Response

-Case detection, confirmation, contact tracing, recording and reporting

-Health system strengthening

2) Community Engagement and Risk Communications

3) Implementation Management and Monitoring and Evaluation

4) Contingency Emergency Response


The World Bank has given this project a Substantial environmental and social risk rating.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank

Kari L. Hurt / Senior Operations Officer and Task Team Leader / 5770+6136 /

Manav Bhattarai / Senior Health Specialist and Task Team Leader / 5770+6128 /


Borrower / Client / Recipient

Ministry of Finance

Mr. Shreekrishna Nepal / Joint Secretary, IECCD /

Implementing Agencies

Ministry of Health and Population

Dr. Bikash Devkota / Chief, Health Coordination Division /



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