Health Results-based Financing at the World Bank – What have we learned so far about Effects, Equity, and Spillovers?
Hosted by the Financing for Universal Health Coverage Special Interest Group.
Pay for Performance approaches have attracted increasing attention as an option for improving coverage and health outcomes while improving the health system. In an effort to support a promising intervention strategy and to investigate the range of its effects, the World Bank and donors created the Health Results Innovation Trust Fund with a portfolio of evaluations of Results-based Financing in 30 countries.
This year on UHC Day we explore the results from the first seven completed impact evaluations to look at the evidence on health coverage, quality of care, equity effects, and spillover effects of Results Based Financing looking at the health portfolio of the World Bank.
Speaker: Jeffery C Tanner
Jeff Tanner is a senior economist at the World Bank leading the evaluation work at the Global Financing Facility, including managing the evaluation portfolio of the Health Results Innovation Trust Fund. Prior to joining the GFF he led the impact evaluation work at the Independent Evaluation Group at the World Bank, and was lead economist at the Millennium Challenge Corporation for El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Burkina Faso and supporting economist for Georgia. He holds a PhD in policy analysis / applied economics from RAND, and a Masters in development economics from Harvard University.