Article on PBF - Collective answer
Answer to the paper «Performance-based financing in low-income and middle-income countries: isn’t it time for a rethink?» (Paul & al, Jan 18)
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05/02 - 10/03/2018
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1-3 hour(s) a week
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A few weeks ago, a group of international experts published a scientific paper called “Performance-based financing in low-income and middle-income countries, isn’t it time for a rethink?”. ". This controversial article raises important questions about Performance Based Financing. It also expresses judgments that some experts, and especially African experts, do not share (see here and here). We would like to submit a response to the BMJ Global Health involving experts from the PBF Community of Practice. In this call we will set up the team that will produce this answer.


As a member of this editorial team, you will have to:

  • Read carefully the article written by Paul et al.
  • Share on this project forum the points you agree with and those you disagree with.
  • Read the various blogs and posts that have been published and those that may still appear in the coming days.
  • Contribute to writing the article by reading the first version and commenting on the successive versions shared within this group.
  • Respect the rules in force for scientific writing (integrity, confidentiality, declaration of conflicts of interest ...).
  • Assist in the production of the article in the two main languages of the CoP (French and English).
  • Submit the article to the newspaper.
  • Support dissemination at your country level, after publication.


Through your job or scientific work, you have an advanced knowledge of how PBF works in the health sector in low- and middle-income countries. You have read the article by Paul et al and would like to take position, publicly. You are willing to contribute a position that reflects the PBF CoP commitment to well-designed and well-implemented PBF strategies. You are familiar with how the PBF CoP works, with the values it promotes and the activities it leads. Having participated in a past CoP PBF activity is an asset. You have a good command of English, to read the contributions produced in this language.

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