History: Started small pilots 2011 and 2015
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 a larger PBF program for a couple of years. The challenge is that there is a reluctance by the government to start PBF at a larger scale due to skepticism 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.