Health Results Based Financing Impact Evaluation 2015, Household Baseline Survey
Household Baseline Survey
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Other Household Health Survey
The Health Results Innovation Trust Fund (HRITF) launched in 2007. It supports results-based financing (RBF) approaches in the health sector to improve maternal and child health around the world. The HRITF is supported by the Governments of Norway through Norad and the United Kingdom through the Department for International Development (DFID). It is administered by The World Bank.
As of September 2016, the total contributions to the trust fund were US$477.6 million equivalent from Norway and the United Kingdom. To date, HRITF has committed US$385.6 million for 35 RBF programs in <a href="http://www.rbfhealth.org//projects">29 countries</a>, linked to US$2.0 billion in financing from IDA-the World Bank's fund for the poorest. In addition to the RBF programs, the trust fund also finances the evaluation of these programs and other supporting activities. Funded by the HRITF, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Health Results Based Financing Impact Evaluation Survey was conducted in 2015.
To learn more, visit the <a href=" https://www.rbfhealth.org"> RBF Health website</a>, explore <a href="http://www.rbfhealth.org/projects">RBF Projects</a> around the world, or read the most recent <a href="http://www.rbfhealth.org/publication/achieving-results-women%E2%80%99s-and-childrens-health-2015-progress-report">progress report </a>
The baseline household survey was conducted prior to implementation of a performance-based financing scheme, in the context of two projects financially supported by the World Bank: the Health Strengthening for Better Maternal and Child Health Results Project (PDSS) and The Great Lakes Emergency Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Women’s Health Project (Great Lakes). The survey data were collected in households between June 2015 and March 2016 in 133 Health Zones in 14 provincial health districts (DPS).
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The household survey has two main sections. In the first section, interviewees are asked either the most knowledgeable household head or household member available on the day of the survey. For the second component, women with recent pregnancies were asked about their health and that of their children under 5 years of age.
The main topics covered in the general section of the household survey included:
- the composition of the household
- the economic situation of the household
- health spending and the use of health services by the household
The main themes discussed during the interviews with women were:
- health and disease management in general
- fertility and family planning
- care provided in recent pregnancies
- interaction with health workers
- Immunization and immunization of children
In addition, the investigative teams weighed and measured all children under five years of the women they interviewed who were in the home during the visit of the investigation team.
The survey took place in 133 health zones of 14 Provincial Health Districts: Kwango, Kwilu, Mai-Ndombe, Equateur, Mongala, Sud-Ubangi, Tshuapa, Haut-Katanga, Haut-Lomami, Tanganyika, Lualaba, Maniema, Nord Kivu, Sud Kivu
Households with a female member aged 15 to 49 who had waited for a child in the two years preceding the survey.
Producers and sponsors
World Bank, DECHD
Health Results Innovation Trust Fund
Only one village or urban area was selected for each selected health area. The probability of being selected was the same for all villages in the health area. The remaining villages were ordered randomly so that a replacement could be made if the village originally selected was not accessible. The field teams were asked to list all households in the selected villages in order to identify those with a female member aged 15 to 49 who had waited for a child in the two years preceding the survey. On the list of all households that met the eligibility criteria, field teams had to select 10 households randomly, with all eligible households within the same village having all the same chances of being selected.
Since the primary objective of the household survey is reproductive and maternal health, individual interviews were conducted with all available female members of the household who had become pregnant in the two years prior to the survey. Data were also collected on all children under five years of the women interviewed.
A total of 6,596 households in the 14 SDAs were randomly selected for the purpose of the baseline survey.
Weighting information is provided in section 2 of the survey report.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Personal Interview [capi]
The household questionnaire included general questions about the interaction of households with the health care system and health expenditure. It is provided under the Related Materials tab.
The World Bank
The World Bank
The World Bank
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Shapira, Gil.(World Bank, DECHD), Gunther Fink (Harvard University). Democratic Republic of Congo Health Results Based Financing Impact Evaluation 2015 (HRBFIE-HBL), Household Baseline Survey. Ref.COD_2015_HRBFIE-HBL_v01_M.The World Bank. Dataset downloaded from [URL] on [date].
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DDI Document ID
Development Economics Data Group
The World Bank
Documentation of the DDI
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 01 (April, 2017)