PANDEMIC RESPONSE EFFECTIVENESS IN PAKISTAN (WB-P173796)

Countries
  • Pakistan
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 2, 2020
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
Islamic Republic of Pakistan
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)
$ 200.00 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)
$ 200.00 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)
$ 200.00 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 21, 2020


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Project Description

According to bank documents, the project development objective is to prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in Pakistan and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness. It has the following components: 

Component 1. Emergency COVID-19 Preparedness and Response
Component 2. Mitigation of Disruptive Impacts
Component 3. Implementation Management and Monitoring and Evaluation
Component 4. Contingent Emergency Response Component

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

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank

Aliya Kashif, Senior Health Specialist / 5722+135 / akashif@worldbank.org

Amjad Zafar Khan, Sr Social Protection Specialist / 5722+136 / akhan16@worldbank.org

 

Borrower/Client/Recipient: Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Mr. Syed Pervaiz Abbas, Secretary

Email Address: secretary@ead.gov.pk

 

Implementing Agencies:

Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination

Safi Malik, Director General

Email Address: malik.khunda124@gmail.com

 

National Disaster Management Authority

Muhammad Afzal, Chairman

Email Address: webadmin@ndma.gov

 

Benazir Income Support Programme

Mr. Ali Raza Bhutta, Secretary

Email Address: secretary@bisp.gov.pk

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