PM-ASBY: India's Enhanced Health Service Delivery Program (WB-P175644)

  • India
Geographic location 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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Apr 14, 2021
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 India
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)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 250.00 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 15,500.00 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 Aug 27, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Dec 3, 2020

Contribute Information
Can you contribute information about this project?
Contact the EWS Team

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 the bank's documents, the proposed project "will support the GoI to implement this ambitious reform agenda to transform the delivery and quality of essential health services as well as underlying accountability mechanisms needed to enable such reforms. The proposed Program will tackle reforms related to ensuring comprehensive access to health services, prioritizing quality of care and revamping health financing and accountability, specifically addressing the following challenges: (i) weak primary health care; (ii) neglected urban health; (iii) relatively weaker focus on process quality and patient outcomes; (iv) HRH challenges; (v) low levels of funds utilization across states; and (vi) strong focus on input-based planning and budgeting. This will be reflected bythree key result areasas outlined below."

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

Government Contribution US$ 15,000 million
Private Capital and Commercial Financing US$ 250 million

Contact Information
This section aims to support the local communities and local CSO to get to know which stakeholders are involved in a project with their roles and responsibilities. If available, there may be a complaint office for the respective bank which operates independently to receive and determine violations in policy and practice. Independent Accountability Mechanisms receive and respond to complaints. Most Independent Accountability Mechanisms offer two functions for addressing complaints: dispute resolution and compliance review.

World Bank
Rifat Afifa Hasan, Senior Health Specialist
Role:Team Leader(ADM Responsible)
Telephone No :5785+79335 / Email

Mohini Kak, Senior Health Specialist
Role:Team Leader
Telephone No :5785+79154Email

Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India
Contact :Mr. Hanish Chhabra Title :Director (WB)
Telephone No :01123094140 Email

Implementing Agencies
National Health Mission (NHM), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
Contact :Dr. N. Yuvaraj Title :Director
Telephone No :01123062352Email

Department of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
Contact :Mr. Vikas Sheel Title :Joint Secretary
Telephone No :01123061481 Email


To submit an information request for project information, you will have to create an account to access the Access to Information request form. You can learn more about this process at:


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 Information on how to file a complaint and a complaint request form are available at:

How it works

How it works