This project is a spin-off of the international meeting organized in Antwerp on September 14-15. The starting point of the Antwerp meeting was the recognition that indicators currently used by Performance Based Financing (PBF) programs need to be revised. Updating these indicators will lead to greater benefits for the hundred thousands of family planning users in PBF programs. The fifty participants of the meeting identified six priority dimensions on which PBF systems should focus, as for family planning services: client experience, outcomes, staff technical knowledge, structural indicators, patient rights and equity. We look for experts willing to finalize indicators for each of these six dimensions.
This activity specifically relates to the ‘equity’ dimension. By ‘equity’, we refer to all distributive issues relevant for family planning programs, including under-utilization by groups facing specific barriers. This group is expected to propose new indicators, but also innovative ways for PBF programs to improve their reach of those underserved population groups.
As a member of this team, you will be expected to finalize a list of recommendations and propose up to 7 indicators for the equity dimension. Among other tasks, you will have to:
This subgroup will be facilitated by Khullat Munir and Paula Quigley. They are looking for experts and scholars familiar with PBF interventions, family planning services, equity measurement or pro-equity interventions. They aim for a group of 8 experts maximum. Having participated to the Antwerp meeting is an asset.