Impact Evaluation on Performance-Based Financing In Haut-Katanga District, Democratic Republic Of The Congo
This policy note provides an overview of policy issues pertaining to the experience of a Performance-based Financing (PBF) pilot in the district of Haut-Katanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It gives an overview of the main results of the pilot and its impact evaluation and discusses design and implementation issues that emerged during the implementation of the program. The note is structured as follows; Section 2 provides a background to the Haut-Katanga PBF pilot methodology for the impact evaluation; Section 3 presents the findings and recommendations of the impact evaluation, and Section 4 gives an assessment of the design attributes of the pilot and the link between these attributes and results observed. The final section (Conclusion) highlights the design attributes recommended based on experiences in DRC and elsewhere for improved results for Performance-based Financing schemes in DRC and other similar contexts.