Phase: RBF type pilot targeting a limited number of activities
Supported by: Cordaid in Education and Options in Health
Description: The Options-supported Results-based Financing for Maternal and Newborn Health Initiative in Malawi has been operating for nearly four years. With 33 participating health facilities providing both basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric care in four districts, the Initiative supports improvements in quality of care and increase the number of good quality institutional deliveries. This is achieved through a combination of performance-based payments to facility teams, district health management teams and individual health workers; cash payments for poor women to contribute towards the costs of reaching and staying at a facility for delivery; and infrastructure up-grading and equipment provision.
Cordaid supports an education PBF program in one district in Malawi supporting 30 schools.