Results-Based Financing in Mozambique’s Central Medical Store: A Review After 1 Year

by Cary Spisak, Lindsay Morgan, Rena Eichler et al.
Glob Health Sci Pract, March 2, 2016

13 pp. 601 kB
http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/early/2016/03/02/GHSP-D-15-00173.full.pdf4.cover

Public health commodity supply chains are typically weak in low-income countries, partly because they have many disparate yet interdependent functions and components. Approaches to strengthening supply chains in such settings have often fallen short — they address technical weaknesses, but not the incentives that motivate staff to perform better. The authors conclude that the Results-Based Financing (RBF) scheme in Mozambique’s Central Medical Store (CMS), which paid incentives for verified results, steadily improved the central medical store’s performance over 1 year, particularly for supply and distribution planning.

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