Technical Advisor, leads the Performance Based Incentives Strategy
for the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
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Our review of commercial-sector interventions suggests that PBF schemes can accelerate improvement in public health supply chain performance. Here is a call to action: Public health managers in developing countries should examine their supply chains for opportunities to improve performance through PBF interventions.
The traditional model of payment in supply chain systems is to pay for inputs such as medicines, human resources, infrastructure, and IT. New models could include payment for the performance of the central medical stores, subnational depots, and service delivery points. National and regional stores could be paid for their performance on such key logistics indicators as warehouse management, timely distribution of commodities, and effective planning. At the service delivery point level, supply chain performance could be rewarded in addition to quality of health services. Seven country examples of applying PBF in the public sector can be found in this technical update.
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