A Rough Guide to Community Engagement in Performance-Based Incentive Programs: With Lessons from Burundi, Indonesia, and Mexico
Categories: Human Resources for Health, Publications
Resource Type: Report
Authors: Lindsay Morgan
This guide aims to help policymakers and program managers assess whether engaging communities makes sense in the context of the performance-based incentive (PBI) programs they support; determine what is the best approach or mechanism for such engagement; and how to mitigate the risks. PBI, as with bottom-up social accountability mechanisms, aims to fix broken accountability relationships by providing payers of health services tools to hold providers accountable through provision of incentives for verified increases in the quantity and quality of health services.
Lessons and recommendations in the guide are based in part on detailed research conducted in three countries implementing very different PBI programs: Burundi, Indonesia and Mexico. Among the challenges highlighted in this guide is the need to balance cost savings with ensuring these important functions are robust.Download Now