Performance-based financing of health services
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.