The pilot Results-Based Financning (RBF) project in Burkina Faso was launched on 26 December 2013. RBF purchases health worker results.  It pays subsidies for the quantity of services provided and provides a bonus for the quality of care, which is assessed at facility and community levels.  In this context, RBF differs from traditional financing strategies whereby the Government typically provides inputs without any requirement for results and without consulting with beneficiaries.  With increased resource shortages and increased discussions on the quality of care, we can ask the following question: has RBF contributed in improving the quality of care as well as the quality of health services?

Goal: Demonstrate how RBF contributes to improving the quality of care in health facilities implementing RBF in Burkina Faso.


  • Describe the evolution over the past 18 months of the technical quality scores of health facilities implementing RBF;  
  • Identify the factors that could explain variations in technical quality scores;
  • Describe the effect as well as the impact of RBF on the quality of care;
  • Identify lessons learned during the implementation of RBF – over the last 18 months;
  • Make recommendations to improve the quality of care in health facilities implementing RBF
  • Contribution to Improving the Quality of Care: the case of Burkina Faso
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Author/s: Dr. Rita ZIZIEN, Dr. Watton Rodrigue DIAO, Dr. Oumar OUATTARA
Countries: Burkina Faso
Date of Publication: February 2017

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