Using incentives to increase coverage

- evaluating effects of performance based financing

Sabine Margarete Damerow, Cand Scient in Global health, PhD-student


Guinea-Bissau is facing a high burden of maternal and child mortality. To improve the coverage of essential maternal and child health services and thereby maternal and child health outcomes, the World Bank is planning to introduce a performance-based financing strategy in Guinea-Bissau. Using this strategy, health facility financing will be linked to performance targets, thus creating financial incentives for the achievement of these targets.


Using a mixed-methods approach, Sabine investigates the impact of the World Bank’s performance-based financing strategy on the uptake of essential maternal and child health services and maternal and child health outcomes.


Sabine's reseach profile and publication list is available here.