A growing number of low- and middle-income countries have adopted or are adopting Performance-Based Financing (PBF) as a health financing strategy. A key function in any PBF system is "verification": it ensures that health providers report in a correct and honest manner the services for which they claim a payment. In many PBF systems, this verification is costly and weighs on the PBF budget. The PBF Community of Practice (PBF CoP) wants to entrust to some of its members a strategic reflection on the verification function. How can we maximise the benefits of verification at a minimal cost?
As a member of the working group, you will be expected to lead, on behalf of the PBF CoP, a learning agenda focused on the verification function. Among other tasks, you will have to:
Participate to a collective reflection on the verification function.
Contribute to the documentation of how verification is currently implemented in existing PBF programs.
Formulate recommendations to move towards a more efficient verification.
Accompany countries in the implementation of these recommendations
All the members of the PBF CoP can apply to this project. Experts with a hands-on experience with verification and directly involved in PBF programs at country level are particularly welcomed.