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Commercial Sector Performance-based Financing Offers Lessons for Public Health Supply Chains in Developing Countries


Performance-based financing (PBF) can be defined as the awarding of cash or non-monetary benefits for achieving measurable goals or for a defined performance objective. Developing countries are increasingly using PBF to improve public health services. By linking performance to rewards, PBF may also strengthen public health supply chains—despite the limited application for this purpose. Commercial sector supply chains have extensive experience in PBF that managers working in health ministries, central medical stores, and other government or quasi-government supply chain entities may be able to adapt.

This brief explores ways that public health supply chain managers can adapt commercial sector performance incentives to improve supply chain performance. This brief was written by JSI's USAID | DELIVER PROJECT in 2013.

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