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New Evidence on Results-Based Funding for Global Health: Lessons Learned from the Salud Mesoamerica Initiative

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 8:30am to Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 1:00pm



Chris Elias, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Roberto Tapia, Carlos Slim Foundation
Santiago Levy, Inter-American Development Bank
Fanny Mejia, Vice Minister of Health, Honduras


Amanda Glassman, Center for Global Development
Ferdinando Regalia, Inter-American Development Bank

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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. 


Related publications

Salud Mesoamérica Initiative Publications

Comparative Estimates of Crude and Effective Coverage of Measles Immunization in Low-Resource Settings: Findings from Salud Mesoamérica 2015

Healthy Competition Drives Success in Results-Based Aid: Lessons from the Salud Mesoamérica Initiative

Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative: Design, Implementation, and Baseline Findings

External Measurement as a Catalyst for Change in a Regional Results Based Aid Initiative

Not Your Cookie Cutter Results Based Aid Initiative: Salud Mesoamerica Initiative’s Experience Improving Health for the Poorest in Mesoamerica

The Initial Prize in the Salud Mesoamerica Initiative (SMI) Results Based Aid Initiative: Strengthened Health Systems

Is Results-Based Aid More Effective than Conventional Aid?: Evidence from the Health Sector in El Salvador



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Wednesday, February 28 - Thursday, March 1

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