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10 day-course on Results Based Financing by Cordaid and University of Zimbabwe

The University of Zimbabwe (UZ), in collaboration with Cordaid, will offer a 10 day-course on Results Based Financing (RBF) from 17-26 October 2016 at the Golden Peacock Hotel in the scenic Province of Mutare one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Eastern Highlands.

The University of Zimbabwe is the lead training institution of the Zimbabwe national RBF program, disposing of an experienced team of national- and international facilitators. Cordaid, a Dutch based INGO, has been a pioneer in the field with an extensive track record in designing, implementing and evaluating RBF projects in Asia and Africa. Course material will be tailor-made and drawn from the Zimbabwe curriculum, Cordaid’s implementation and the Sina Health training manual.

Compared to traditional input based financing systems, RBF shifts its focus to paying for output based (results). However, RBF is not merely a provider payment mechanism: it is a system approach that reforms the entire health system, resulting in equitable access, better quality of services, improved data management, accountability and efficiency. Several studies have shown that PBF has encouraging results compared to more traditional systems. Worldwide, more than 30 countries are implementing RBF projects and a considerable number of countries is preparing or piloting an RBF approach. With the introduction of the Global Financing Facility in Support of Every Woman Every Child by the World Bank, more funds are becoming available for RBF related initiatives. At the same time, capacities are still limited and only a handful of organizations offer formal training in relation to RBF.

The course is targeted at senior policy makers as well as participants from international agencies and non governmental organizations. The course will be conducted in English.

For more information on the course, click here


Simbarashe Rusakaniko , Professor, University of Zimbabwe

Rosemary Mhlanga-Gunda, Public Health Expert, University of Zimbabwe

Shepherd Shamu, University of Zimbabwe

Steve Banda, Ministry of Health and Child Care

Frank van de Looij, Senior Health Expert, Cordaid

Ernest Schoffelen, Senior Program Manager, Cordaid