Outcome-Based Financing for Service Delivery: with key considerations for the recovery from COVID-19

To improve their effectiveness in fighting poverty, development practitioners have increasingly adopted outcome-based financing (OBF) approaches. This paper explores whether and how OBF can contribute to overcoming the enduring service financing and delivery challenges, while also supporting…

Date: 2021

Type: Publications

Tags: Health, Other, Urban

Uganda Reproductive Health Voucher Project

This case study is part of a series prepared by the World Bank’s Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches (GPRBA). The objective is to highlight project components that have enabled GPRBA to successfully deploy results-based finance (RBF) approaches for the provision of basic services to…

Date: 2021

Type: Other Publications

Tags: Health

RBF Through Social Enterprises: A White Paper in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a global humanitarian crisis, putting both lives and livelihoods at risk. In the initial stages of the pandemic – especially in contexts where the state machinery was caught unawares or lacked capacity, or both, social enterprises (SEs) or socially-driven…

Date: 2020

Type: Other Publications

Tags: Energy, Education, Health, Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation, Fragile Situations, Urban

OBApproaches in the Philippines: Public Health Project

In 2010, the Government of the Philippines launched Universal Health Care initiative, which mandated the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to provide health insurance coverage to all Filipinos, especially the poor. It also put in place measures to improve and accredit…

Date: 2015

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Health

Uganda Reproductive Health Vouchers Scheme

According to a 2003 study, about 435 women die per 100,000 live births in Uganda because of lack of access to health service facilities and professional health care. The loss of a mother can shatter a family and threaten the well-being of surviving children.

In September 2008, the Global…

Date: 2012

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Health

Providing Safe Delivery Services With Vouchers: The Reproductive Healthcare Voucher Project in Western and Southern Uganda 

GPOBA presented key lessons learned in the Reproductive Healthcare Voucher Project (RHVP) in Uganda through the International Finance Corporation (IFC) SmartLessons, a World Bank Group awards program which enables development practitioners to share lessons in development operations. The paper …

Date: 2012

Type: Other Publications

Tags: Health, Gender

Providing Safe Delivery Services With Vouchers: The Reproductive Healthcare Voucher Project in Western and Southern Uganda 

Healthcare-and specifically maternal healthcare-is undoubtedly vital to the alleviation of poverty. The development community paid significant attention to healthcare by devoting three of its eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to healthcare with two of the three MDG healthcare goals…

Date: 2012

Type: Other Publications

Tags: Health

Performance-based Contracting in Health: The Experience of Three Projects in Africa

Performance-based contracting in health is an example of an output-based approach to improving health service delivery. In 2003 and 2004, GPOBA supported the design of three output-based aid (OBA) schemes using performance-based contracting in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda…

Date: 2008

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Health

Output-Based Aid in Health: The Argentine Maternal-Child Health Insurance Program

To fight infant mortality in the poorest provinces of Argentina, local authorities and the World Bank set up the Maternal-Child Health Insurance Program in 2004. The program is administered by provincial governments, which receive funding on the basis of the numbers of mothers and children…

Date: 2007

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Health