Start: 2010
Phase: Started in 2010 with Cordaid. Later with WB funding in 10 districts
Coverage Estimate: 10%
Feasibility: Medium
Supported by: WB – Cordaid

Description: WB financed PBF Pilot started in 10 districts after a pre-pilot phase in Katete District. The pilot was linked to an impact evaluation that showed encouraging results. The Ministry of Health of Zambia has been engaged in RBF for several years, but no national PBF unit has yet been established. There are four RBF projects financed by the World Bank, USAID, DFID, and SIDA, which are managed under 4 different departments. This is posing a challenge with regard to coordination and resource optimization.

This may change, however, since at the beginning of 2018 the Government announced a shift in their approach from INPUT based planning towards OUTPUT based planning. It is on this basis that the Zambia team proposes to lobby for the integration and establishment of a professional PBF Unit directly under the Permanent Secretary so that there will be better coordination of the different vertical RBF programs.

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