Rewarding Provider Performance to Enable a Healthy Start to Life: Evidence from Argentina's Plan Nacer
This paper analyzes the impact of Argentina's Plan Nacer on birth outcomes. Plan Nacer provides insurance for maternal and child health care to uninsured families. The program allocates funding to provinces based on enrollment of beneficiaries and adds performance incentives based on indicators of the use and quality of maternal and child health care services and health outcomes. The provinces use these resources to pay health facilities to provide maternal and child health care services to beneficiaries.