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Results-based financing: An open debate


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On 7 April, to celebrate World Health Day, Action for Global Health UK is hosting a debate on the potentials and pitfalls of using results-based financing for health in developing countries.

The event will be chaired by Sam McPherson, the Alliance’s Associate Director of Planning, Analysis & Learning. The Alliance is a partner of Action for Global Health and has made significant contribution in developing the brief (see below) and collecting evidence from the ground on the results-based financing approach.

The UK Government has been a leading voice in the growing discourse about results-based financing for development. The event provides a critical opportunity to explore the evidence on the benefits and challenges of using results-based financing for building strong health systems and making greater progress towards the health-related MDGs. It also asks how results-based financing sits within the aid effectiveness agenda in the run-up to the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in South Korea in November 2012.

Event info

April 7, 2011 10:00am to 12:00pm

Leolin Price Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute for Global Health (Near Russell Square tube)

Click here to see the event invitation.

The Alliance's Ian Hodgson will be tweeting live at the event, you can follow Ian on Twitter, and join in the debate by using the hashtag #RBFhealth. You can also follow the Alliance on Twitter.


Click here to download Action for Global Health UK’s policy brief on results-based financing and health.

Action for Global Health UK’s policy brief on results-based financing and health highlights the experience of using results-based financing in the health sector. The report sheds light on what can be learned from this experience and what lessons need to be taken on board moving forward. As results-based financing is an important area of focus for major donors, the brief is a useful contribution to on-going discussions. From the evidence in the brief it is concluded that results-based financing is no panacea, but there are ways to ensure that it helps to provide ‘more health for the money’. Additionally, the temptation to focus on narrow interpretations of results-based financing should be avoided, and a wider range of approaches to managing aid for results should be considered. This is especially important in light of the upcoming high-level forum on aid effectiveness taking place in November 2011.