Ethiopia

Start: 2011 and 2015
Phase: Started small pilots
Coverage Estimate: 0.5%
Feasibility: 84% according to feasibility score
Supported by: Cordaid – WB

Description: Several small PBF projects have been tested with some success starting from 2011 and 2015 by the Dutch international NGO Cordaid. The World Bank has been negotiating to start larger PBF programs since a couple of years. The challenge is that there is reluctance by the government to start PBF at a larger scale due to scepticism concerning certain PBF best practices such as public-private partnerships, autonomous health facility management and the separation of functions. Yet, those actors from Ethiopia,  who followed the SINA PBF courses, judge that the feasibility of starting a successful PBF program is high. Continued advocacy is therefore required.

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