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The term ‘community Results-Based Financing’ (cRBF) has been used to qualify a range of schemes whereby community actors such as community organizations, community health workers (CHW), and health facility committees (HFC) are contracted to facilitate access to ‒and sometimes directly provide‒ preventative, promotional, and curative health-care services.It is too early to assess the effects of such experiences in the countries this brief focusses on (i.e.

Training, motivating and retaining human resources is crucial for the improvement of health outcomes, especially in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) where human resources availability and management have been recognized as one of the key health system’s barriers to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. In recognition of the limitations of current financial incentives and/or remuneration levels, Performance-Based Financing (PBF) mechanisms have been introduced in many LMICs in recent years.

Training, motivating and retaining human resources is crucial for the improvement of health outcomes, especially in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) where human resources availability and management have been recognized as one of the key health system’s barriers to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. In recognition of the limitations of current financial incentives and/or remuneration levels, Performance-Based Financing (PBF) mechanisms have been introduced in many LMICs in recent years.

 By Petra Vergeer and Sarah McCune [1]

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