Results-based financing programs collect and use operational data to provide information on the coverage, quality and equity of service delivery, with the added advantage that data are available real time.
Dr. Aderemi Azeez, Deputy Director of the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria, is the lead on monitoring and evaluation in the ministry. In this clip, he talks about the role results-based financing can play in improving the quality of the data in the nation's Health Management Information System (HMIS) and, as a result, decision-making. Dr. Azeez also discusses the challenges with Nigeria's HMIS, and plans to improve the quality of the system through RBF.
RBF encourages, supports, and benefits from the collection of real time data, both operational and qualitative, which can be used to assess program results and improve program implementation, making course corrections where required. This gives program managers and health service providers the opportunity and capacity to monitor their results and develop solutions that make sense for the communities they serve, and improve the quantity and quality of maternal, newborn and child health services delivered.