12:00—1:30 PM
Center for Global Development
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The Saving One Million Lives Program for Results: Lessons from Nigeria


Dr. Benjamin Loevinsohn, Chief, Health, Nutrition, & Population, World Bank Group


Amanda Glassman, Executive Vice President of CGD, CEO of CGD Europe, and Senior Fellow


The Saving One Million Lives (SOML) program for results (PforR) aims to increase the utilization and quality of high impact reproductive, child health, and nutrition interventions in Nigeria. SOML was originally created in 2012 to address Nigeria’s slow progress on improving health status and health services. Since 2015, the initiative has received assistance from the World Bank through a “cash-on-delivery” (COD) approach in which the disbursement of funds is directly linked to the achievement of specific program results. This PforR funding mechanism by the World Bank uses country systems and processes and gives health managers substantial autonomy in achieving health results. Four years into the SOML PforR’s implementation, join us to explore lessons learned.

Dr. Benjamin Loevinsohn is the Task Team Leader (TTL) for the SOML PforR. He is a Canadian physician and a lead public health specialist at the World Bank which he joined in 1999. He is chief of health, nutrition, and population in the Nigeria country office after being cluster leader for West and Central Africa. He worked for many years as team leader for health sector activities in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Please bring your lunch; beverages will be provided.

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