Performance-Based Incentives

September 11, 2014

Some performance incentives aim to improve provider behavior, promoting delivery of more and better services; others focus on household or patient behavior, to increase health service utilization or affect health-related lifestyle choices. How well do they work? The group’s final report, Performance Incentives for Global Health: Potential and Pitfalls, offers recommendations for donors and policymakers in developing countries seeking to broaden the menu of ways to improve health systems.  Early working group discussions influenced the World Bank's creation of the Health Results Innovation Trust Fund (HRITF).