RBF stands for Results Based Financing and aims at improving health services for the poorest and most vulnerable people, especially those in isolated, rural areas. The essence of RBF is a direct link between funding and results: Contrary to a traditional input financing system, healthcare providers receive their payments only after their output has been verified. But RBF is more than just a change in the way healthcare providers are paid: it is a health system reform strategy that is built on many years of experience with health system strengthening, it introduces checks and balances, motivates staff, promotes entrepreneurship and involves private parties as well as communities. Cordaid was the first organization to introduce Results Based Financing (RBF) in 2001 in sub-Saharan Africa. At present, Cordaid is involved in executing RBF programs in 13 countries.
Learn more about our approach, programs and results by downloading our brochure. The first download is in English and the second is in French.