Transforming Health Systems through Results-Based Financing: Learning from Implementation and Early Evidence of Impact
Results-based financing (RBF) programs are transforming health systems around the world, and fostering a cultural change that empowers frontline staff and strengthens core health systems through a rigorous emphasis on results. Join the conversation with researchers and practitioners to share current knowledge with designing, implementing and evaluating RBF to accelerate progress on the Millennium Development Goals for women’s and children’s health.
What has been the evidence of RBF contributing to improving service coverage, quality, equity and efficiency in the health system?
The session will focus on the processes and experiences with evaluating the impact of RBF programs. New results will be presented from Argentina, India and Zimbabwe.
Informal session over lunch
“There and Back Again, A Hobbit's Tail”
No PowerPoint, just Paul Gertler, Li Ka Shing Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California (Berkeley) and his reflections on 30+ years working on evaluations around the world.
Learning from implementation: why and how do RBF programs work or fail?
The session will focus on the implementation of RBF programs and, specifically, how they put the science of service delivery into practice and use real-time monitoring and knowledge-gathering to continually refine and improve forward health service delivery to the poor.
This event is organized by the Health Results Innovation Trust Fund at the World Bank, in partnership with the PBF Community of Practice in Africa.