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Payment for Performance: A Health Systems Perspective

Tuesday, November 24, 2021

The USAID|Translating Research into Action (TRAction) Project joined the Performance-Based Financing (PBF) Community of Practice and academic researchers during a three day workshop titled "Payment for Performance: A Health Systems Perspective." The workshop took place outside of Dar es Salaam from November 24th through November 26th.The workshop provided a forum for PBF practitioners and health scientists to discuss country case studies, share best practices regarding PBF program implementation and scale-up, and examine the effect of such programs on health workers and the broader healthy system as a whole. 

Four TRAction-funded RBF studies were presented during the workshop at the following dates and times. 

 

DateTimeSession TitlePresentations
Tuesday, November 24th11:30-1:00How to Incentivize Quality of Care?
  • How to build quality into the design of RBF schemes--a global analysis. Presented by Erik Josephson, Thinkwell (*)
  • Exploring the impact of performance-based financing on health worker performance in Benin. Presented by Roxanne Kovacs
  • The effect of P4P on the knowledge – practice gap in Tanzania. Presented by Peter Binyaruka, Ifakara Health Institute. 
Wednesday, November 25th11:30-1:00Effects on Health Workers and the Environment
Thursday, November 26th11:30-1:00Measuring Motivation
Series of short presentations illustrating methods and their limitations:
 
Thursday, November 26th3:30-4:45 PMUnderstanding Pathways

Followed by group discussion and reflection – how can we generate knowledge on the theory of change useful for practitioners and policy makers?

(*) indicates the study is funded by the TRAction Project

Please visit the PBF Community of Practice blog for more details about the conference. The program can be accessed here. 

 

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