Health Economics Seminars (EUR)

Gil Shapira (The World Bank, Washington, United States)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

This study evaluates the impact of two interventions introduced as part of the Rwanda Community Performance-Based Financing to increase coverage of targeted maternal and child health services: rewards to cooperatives of community health workers and demand-side conditional in-kind transfers. The evaluation exploits experimental design with intervention randomly assigned at the sub-district level for a duration of two and a half years. The analysis indicates no impact of the incentives to cooperatives of community health workers. However, conditional in-kind demand-side incentives are shown to significantly increase take up of timely antenatal and postnatal consultations.