Performance-based financing in low-income and middle-income countries: isn’t it time for a rethink?

Performance-based financing in low-income and middle-income countries: isn’t it time for a rethink?This article is a collaboration between researchers, academics and public health experts from Europe, North America and Africa, working with recipient governments, in research centres and donor organisations, or as individual experts. It presents a critical perspective on how performance-based financing (PBF) is actually implemented and questions the view that PBF in the health sector is an effective, efficient and equitable approach to improving the performance of health systems in low-income and middle-income countries. It was published in january 2018 in BMJ Global Health. (more…)

Donor-funded project’s sustainability assessment: a qualitative case study of a results-based financing pilot in Koulikoro region, Mali.

This study was just published in the Globalization and Health Journal. The authors, Mathieu Seppey, Valéry Ridde, Laurence Touré and Abdourahmane Coulibaly aimed to understand a pilot project’s sustainability process and to assess its level of sustainability. The project’s objective was to improve demand and supply of health services through financing performance.

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Characterisation of the rural indigent population in Burkina Faso: a screening tool for setting priority healthcare services in sub-Saharan Africa

This study was just published in open access in the Volume 7 Issue 10 of BMJ Open Journal. The authors, Samiratou Ouédraogo, Valéry Ridde, Nicole Atchessi, Aurélia Souares, Jean-Louis Koulidiati, Quentin Stoeffler and Maria-Victoria Zunzunegui aimed to identify what makes someone indigent beyond being recognised by the community as needing a card for free healthcare. (more…)

Understanding the factors affecting the attraction and retention of health professionals in rural and remote areas: a mixed-method study in Niger

This mixed-method study was published in open access in the Human Resources for Health Journal. The authors, Loubna Belaid, Christian Dagenais, Mahaman Moha and Valéry Ridde seek to understand the factors that influence the attraction and retention of health professionals working in rural areas in Niger.

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