Bhutan: COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project (WB-P173787)

Countries
  • Bhutan
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
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
U
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Apr 17, 2020
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Borrower
Government of Bhutan
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 5.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 5.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS May 19, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Apr 12, 2020


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Project Description

According to bank documents, the project aims to prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 and to strengthen national systems for public health preparedness in Bhutan. The project has the following components: 

  • Emergency COVID-19 Response
  • Community Engagement and Risk Communication
  • Implementation Management and Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Contingency Emergency Response Component

The World Bank has classified this project as having Substantial environmental and social risks.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

Borrower/Client: Ministry of Finance
Dasho Nim Dorji, Finance Secretary
secretary@mof.gov.bt 

Implementing Agency: Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan
Dasho Dr. Ugen Dophu, Secretary
udophu@health.gov.bt 

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