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Evaluation of the Rwanda Community Performance-Based Financing Program: Supply- and Demand-side Incentives Targeting Maternal and Child Health Service Coverage
 

 

 

Synopsis

This study evaluates the impact of two interventions introduced as part of the Rwanda Community Performance-Based Financing Program to increase coverage of targeted maternal and child health services: rewards to cooperatives of community health workers and demand-side conditional in-kind transfers. The evaluation exploits experimental design with intervention randomly assigned at the sub-district level for a duration of two and a half years. The analysis finds no impact of the incentives to cooperatives of community health workers. However, conditional in-kind demand-side incentives are shown to significantly increase take up of timely antenatal and postnatal consultations.

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Presenter

Gil Shapira, Economist in the Human Development and Public Services Team of the Development Research Group

Gil Shapira is an Economist in the Human Development and Public Services Team of the Development Research Group. He received his B.A. in Economics from Columbia University in 2005, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. His current research focuses on analyzing demographic and health issues in developing countries, with an emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa. More specifically, in his current research he studies decision-making in the context of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the transition from adolescence to adulthood in Malawi, and the impact of interventions to improve maternal and child health in different countries.

Discussant

Christel Vermeersch, Senior Economist, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, World Bank

Chair

Magnus Lindelow, Practice Manager, World Bank Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice

Materials

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Impact Evaluation of the Rwanda Community PBF Program
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