Insights for taking RBF to scale. NU Health programme

Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2015

Evidence, experience and insights arising from NU Health programme is summarised in a set of three publications. Together these publications provide an overview of insights generated over the course of the programme, with the aim of informing programme efforts by other health service providers, government agencies or cooperating agency partners. This Policy Brief is aimed at decision makers and provides a concise outline of the implications for policy and programme arising from NU Health.

The NU Health Insights Report is aimed at programme planners and managers and provides a practical summary of the key learnings from NU Health, with greater detail on context, design and learning. While the supplementary Technical Annexes is aimed at technicians and investigators complement the NU Health Policy Brief and NU Health Insights Report to provide additional detail on the approaches, methodologies and evidence presented in those documents.

Key Messages include:

  1. RBF can lead to improvements in quality of care for major childhood killers such as malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia.
  2. RBF can significantly improve data management and reporting, and lead to better decision making for resource allocation.
  3. When designing an RBF programme, practitioners should consider factors such as the balance between IBF and RBF and the supply and demand side of RBF, the level of autonomy over fund use, and the means for maintaining effective results verification at scale as well as the requisite financial management.

Download the NU Health Policy Brief (606kb)

Tags: Service delivery, Quality improvement, Monitoring and evaluation, Performance-based financing, Universal health coverage, Equity, Quality of care, Uganda, Results-based financing, health financing, RBF, Controlled trial, Health systems strengthening, PBF, efficiency, GFF, Global Financing Facility, programme effectiveness, M&E, scale up, non state providers,