Performance-based financing of health services
Published: February 17, 2022
The project assesses the impacts of performance-based financing in the health sector in Tanzania. With performance-based financing health clinics and health workers receive funding/incentives in relation to the utilization and quality of health services.
The policy question is whether such output-based financing mechanisms improve service quality and increase service utilization, compared with conventional input-based financing.
We measure effects on health service utilization and the quality of services, with a focus on maternal, child and reproductive health services. We also follow the implementation process and provide regular feedbacks to implementers with data collected through telephone-surveys.
Tanzania: Mwanza and Mara regions
In-country research partner
Ifakara Health Institute
3,000 households, 150 health facilities
Controlled before-after study
2014 - 2020
Ottar Mæstad (project leader), Peter Binyaruka, Jo Borghi, Vincent Somville, Iddy Mayumana, Siri Lange, Eskindir Shumbullo Loha, Sarah Tobin