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In collaboration with the Salud Mesoamerica Initiative (SMI), CGD is pleased to invite you to a two-day conference highlighting lessons learned from SMI and how SMI’s experience can inform other programs in the future of healthcare. CGD has worked on results-based financing for years. From analyzing performance-based incentives to exploring cash on delivery aid to improving value for money for the Global Fund and its partners, we have been examining ways to maximize the impact of funding on health outcomes. We now have rigorous evaluations and evidence from SMI, a large-scale results-based funding program. This model public-private partnership allocates funding at the national level based on measurable improvements in coverage and quality of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child healthcare. It has brought together international donors, a development bank, regional bodies, national governments, and local stakeholders in an innovative partnership that rewards for health system strengthening and increased equity.
Nuevas evidencias sobre el modelo de financiamiento basado en resultados para la salud global: lecciones aprendidas de la experiencia de la Iniciativa Salud Mesoamérica
Día 1: Español
Día 2: Español
El CGD, en colaboración con la ISM, le da la bienvenida a una conferencia de dos días donde se destacan y comparten las lecciones aprendidas del modelo y la experiencia de la ISM, con la esperanza de que puedan resultar inspiradoras y puedan informar futuros programas destinados a fortalecer la atención médica. El Centro Global para el Desarrollo (CGD) ha trabajado durante años en proyectos de financiación basada en resultados. Su experiencia ha incluido el análisis de programas basados en el incentivo por desempeño; la entrega de dinero a cambio del cumplimiento de los programas; y el estudio de fórmulas que maximicen el impacto y los resultados de la financiación de programas de salud. Actualmente, el CGD dispone de evaluaciones rigurosas y evidencia científicas sobre un programa de financiamiento basado en resultados a gran escala: la Iniciativa Salud Mesoamérica (ISM). El modelo de esta asociación pública-privada se basa en la asignación de fondos condicionada a mejoras medibles y verificables en la cobertura y la calidad de la atención médica materna e infantil. Este programa ha reunido a donantes internacionales, un banco de desarrollo, organismos regionales, gobiernos nacionales y agentes locales interesados. Todos ellos forman una asociación innovadora que recompensa el fortalecimiento de los sistemas de salud y el aumento de la equidad.
In outlining his vision for U.S. development assistance, US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green has emphasized fidelity to an overarching purpose—ending its need to exist. Consistent with this objective, USAID has been developing a new strategic approach that seeks to more systematically orient its programming toward building countries’ capacity to plan, finance, and manage their own development. A key component of this “journey to self-reliance” framework is a set of metrics that will help assess each country’s progress along their journey. The metrics will help inform strategic planning around the nature of USAID’s partnership with the country, shape development dialogue, and help inform thinking about strategic transitions.
Five members of the Zimbabwe Working Group traveled to Harare May 20-25 to meet with the government, opposition leaders, and a wide range of business, religious, and civil society organizations to assess prospects for free and fair elections and for meaningful political and economic reform. Please join us to hear from the delegation as they share their findings and recommendations for US policy.
For over a decade, Boko Haram has waged a campaign of terror across northeastern Nigeria. In 2014, the kidnapping of 276 girls in Chibok shocked the world, giving rise to the #BringBackOurGirls movement. Yet Boko Haram’s campaign of violence against women and girls goes far beyond the Chibok abductions. From its inception, the group has systematically exploited women to advance its aims. Perhaps more disturbing still, some Nigerian women have chosen to become active supporters of the group, even sacrificing their lives as suicide bombers. These events cannot be understood without first acknowledging the long-running marginalization of women in Nigerian society. Having conducted extensive fieldwork throughout the region, Matfess provides a vivid and thought-provoking account of Boko Haram’s impact on the lives of Nigerian women, as well as the wider social and political context that fuels the group’s violence.
In Navigation by Judgment, Dan Honig argues that high-quality implementation of foreign aid programs often requires contextual information that cannot be seen by those in distant headquarters. Tight controls and a focus on reaching pre-set measurable targets often prevent front-line workers from using skill, local knowledge, and creativity to solve problems in ways that maximize the impact of foreign aid.