Results Based Financing in Health
Course Delivery Dates
Coming in September of 2013
Consequently, many countries, especially those in Africa, risk not achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for maternal and child health by 2015. Several reasons contribute to this slow progress toward the MDG targets, including ineffective use of available resources, with associated lack of infrastructure and managerial capacity. As a result many governments and development agencies have been motivated to try new innovations and approaches that can boost health system functioning. Results-based financing (RBF) is such an approach, an instrument that links financing to pre-determined results, whereby success is measured in terms of the quality and quantity of actual services that health facilities deliver to people and not in terms of the inputs such as medical equipment or supplies.
Experience so far indicates that RBF approaches can help to strengthen core health systems, making them more accountable and delivering greater value for money, by shifting the focus from inputs to results. Especially those pertinent to maternal and child health related MDGs.
However, countries and development agencies are faced with insufficient RBF-implementation capacity. To that end, The World Bank and their partners have undertaken many capacity building engagements on RBF, including: (a) consultations with key stakeholders; (b) study tours from countries considering or starting RBF to those already implementing them; (c) knowledge and lessons-sharing events on RBF; (d) technical training workshops for policy makers and other stakeholders; and (e) peer-to-peer-exchange forums to learn from implementation of RBF. These programs are geared at building implementation capacity and mitigating the risk of failure in implementing RBF mechanisms. The e-learning platform is expected to complement these initiatives, and provide development practitioners a virtual learning classroom to share high quality RBF learning and knowledge resources to build RBF implementation capacity within the context of health system strengthening and poverty reduction.
The course is based on materials that were developed over the course of several years for the delivery of face-to-face RBF learning events. The face-to-face learning materials generated a rich repository of knowledge products that have been translated into e-learning modules to reach a critical mass of health practitioners globally. The goal of the course is to equip participants with the specific knowledge and tools needed in their work on RBF in countries where health system strengthening and poverty-reduction strategies are being implemented.
|Target Audience:||This course is designed for : (a) Health and Financial Practitioners/Professionals at the national and district levels; (b) Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) engaged in RBF; (c) Development Partners supporting RBF schemes; (d) Academia; and (e) Policy-makers.|
|Course Theme:||Health Systems|
|Sub-Theme:||Organization and Delivery of Health Services|
|Time Commitment:||8 hours a week, for 9 weeks|
|Amount:||US $ 0 (course is free of charge)|
|Contact Name:||Jo Hindriks|