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Performance Based Incentives for Quality of Care Landscaping and Case Studies

TRAction is interested in developing a landscape document showing where Results Based Financing (RBF) and Quality of Care (QoC) projects have been implemented, exist or are planned.  This panorama, as well as a series of selected case studies might be presented at upcoming events which focus on RBF, improving the quality of health care services, including maternal, neonatal and child health services. This award will develop background material focusing on RBF and QoC to be circulated and presented.

Household Air Pollution Implementation Research: Evaluating Sustained Adoption of Clean Cookstoves and Fuels

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance) and the USAID|TRAction Project have jointly released a Request For Applications (RFA) on ‘Evaluating Sustained Adoption of Clean Cookstoves and Fuels’. This joint call seeks proposals to study the motivators and barriers to sustained adoption of clean cooking technologies.

Performance Evaluation of a USAID Performance Based Incentives (PBI) Program to Improve the Uptake and Quality of Essential Health Care Services in Malawi

The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to fund research that will evaluate the USAID|Malawi Performance Based Incentives (PBI) pilot scheme. The ultimate goal of this research is to evaluate the performance of this pilot scheme as implemented by the Support for Service Delivery Integration Project and compare it to stated PBI objectives and provide insights into whether or not the USAID PBI model should benefit from continued funding, or if alternatively, resources could be better invested in quality improvement or capital investments alone.

Universal versus conditional three-day follow-up visit for children with unclassified fever at the community level

The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to fund research that will assess the safety of CHW-advised expectant management at home of non-severe febrile illness in children aged 2 months to 5 years, in which no source of fever can be identified (i.e., malaria RDT-negative, no diarrhea, no cough/fast breathing, no rash or skin problems). Results of this research will be broadly shared to inform potential modification of current iCCM guidelines.

Evaluation of the Delivery System of Nutrient Supplement (Koko Plus) in Ghana

The purpose of this research is to conduct an evaluation of the coverage achieved through the product promotion and distribution system of a micronutrient supplement in Ghana, using a social marketing approach to reach the target population consisting of children aged 6-24 months residing in households at the lower end of the economic scale.

Implementation Research for Delivery System of Nutrient Supplement (Koko Plus) in Ghana

The purpose of this research is to design and implement product promotion and a distribution system, using a social marketing approach for a micronutrient supplement in Ghana to achieve maximum coverage among the target population consisting of children aged 6-24 months residing in households at the lower end of the economic scale.

Operations research to guide the combined and complementary use of indoor residual spraying (IRS) and long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) for malaria vector control in President’s Malaria Initiative countries

The request for applications (RFA) is soliciting applications to conduct operational research to determine the efficacy of combined and/or complementary use of IRS and LLINs for malaria vector control in areas where malaria transmission has been reduced. 

Implementation Research Project in Bangladesh—Testing Effective Strategies to Expand and Improve Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Nutrition, Reproductive Health/Family Planning and Tuberculosis Services in Bangladesh

This request for applications (RFA) rmust provide research strategies to help close the gaps in the following areas in the Bangladesh; maternal health, newborn and child health, nutrition reproductive health and family planning, and tuberculosis.

Implementation Research: Tackling Disrespect and Abuse in Facility-Based Childbirth

The purpose of this request for applications (RFA) is to conduct implementation research in one or more developing countries that will be aimed at designing, testing and evaluating an approach to significantly reduce disrespectful and abusive care of women during labor and delivery in facilities.

Using Performance Based Financing to Improve the Quality of Essential Obstetric and Newborn Care

This request for applications (RFA) is addressing the question of how PBF schemes can contribute to improving the quality of obstetric and newborn care (EONC) in developing countries.  Quality for the purposes of this research is defined as encompassing health worker compliance with national norms of care, improving outcomes of care, and meeting the needs and expectations of clients.

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Over 30 participants gathered to discuss quality of care within PBI programs
April 20, 2022

The TRAction Project and Harvard’s Maternal Health Task Force, in collaboration with the World Bank and...

April 25, 2022

The USAID | TRAction Project researches new strategies to reduce malaria transmission and tests and...

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