Decentralized Steering Committee in the institutional framework of Results-Based Financing
In 2012, the Belgian Development Agency, at the request of Benin Authorities, introduced a Results-Based Financing (RBF) mechanism in two Regions to improve health system performance. The purpose is to grant subsidies to providers and managers of care and services on a performance basis. Two regional steering committees (SC) chaired by mayors have been set up with health care and civil society representatives. Mayors were given the position of buyer of performances on behalf of beneficiaries. The aim is to study the institutional arrangements for the management of BTC’s RBF at the decentralized level in relation to its effectiveness in the context of supply/demand dialogue, community empowerment, better coordination between local Governments and Health, and improving care quality.