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Evaluation of the Tajikistan Performance-Based Financing Program

SUMMARY

This talk will summarize results from the impact evaluation of the Performance-Based Financing (PBF) component of the Health Services Improvement Project for Tajikistan. The PBF program in Tajikistan incentivizes the coverage and quality of maternal and child health services, as well as hypertension-related services for adults. The impact analysis relies on a difference-in-difference approach which compares the change in trends between PBF and control districts.

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Chair

Tania Dmytraczenko, World Bank

Tania Dmytraczenko, is a health economist with 20 years of experience as a researcher and technical advisor working on health policy and planning, health care financing and health systems strengthening in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. She currently serves as Practice Manager for Europe and Central Asia in the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank. Before joining the World Bank, she was a principal at Abt Associates, where she provided technical assistance on programs financed by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Health Organization, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS. Before that, she had a joint appointment with the Department of Economics and the Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Speaker

Gil Shapira, World Bank

Gil Shapira is an Economist in the World Bank’s Development Research Group, Human Development Team. His research involves analyzing demographic and health issues in developing countries. Gil’s current work includes investigating the market for primary healthcare in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); health providers’ behavioral responses to financial incentives in sub-Saharan Africa; and the effectiveness of health financing reforms in Tajikistan and the DRC. He received his B.A. in Economics from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Discussant

Mickey Chopra, World Bank

Dr. Mickey Chopra is currently the Global Solutions Lead for Service Delivery in the Health Nutrition and Population global practice of the World Bank. He leads its work around the organization, management and quality of health services. Previous to this he was the Chief of Health and Associate Director of Programs at UNICEF’s New York Headquarters. Additionally, he has chaired the Evaluation and Research Group at the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria to ensure that their investments are reaching those most in need and chaired the Special Committee for Large Countries for GAVI that worked on ensuring increased coverage of vaccines for Nigeria and India in particular. He led the technical team that oversaw the UN Commission on Essential Medicines and Commodities.

Jeffery Tanner, The Global Financing Facility

Jeff Tanner is a senior economist working on the evaluation agenda at the GFF and the impact evaluation portfolio of the forerunner to the GFF—the Health Results Innovation Trust Fund. Prior to joining the GFF, he led the impact evaluation work at the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group where he assessed the causal contributions of various Bank health projects and assembled systematic reviews of the global literature on the effects of health and multisectoral interventions on maternal and child mortality, as well as the lasting effects of early childhood interventions. He has also served as an economist leading the work of the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s $1.1B portfolio in Guatemala, Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Honduras and Georgia. He received his MPA/ID from Harvard University and PhD in policy analysis/applied economics from the RAND Graduate School.

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Tajikistan Impact Evaluation
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