Stakeholder consultations, which are frequently Ministry of Health‐led, are an important component of RBF design and implementation. They provide opportunities for the individuals, groups, organizations and institutions involved in results-based financing (RBF) to participate in the decision‐making process and to express their opinions about the implementation of the new financing approach.
The information collected during these consultations can subsequently be used to improve project design and to idetify and then mitigate any risks. The collaborative nature of stakeholder consultations, moreover, promotes transparency and accountability.
This paper highlights examples of different stakeholder consultations and provides a framework for how to conduct them within the context of RBF.