Health Results Based Financing Impact Evaluation 2018, Health Facility Midline Survey
Health Facility Midline Survey
Congo, Dem. Rep.
This is a repeated survey of facilities that were visited during the baseline survey of the impact evaluation. This is the midline survey, the baseline survey was conducted from June 2015 to March 2016. More information on the baseline survey can be found here: http://microdata.worldbank.org/index.php/catalog/2825.
The Health Systems Strenghtening for Better Maternal and Child Health Project (PDSS) was launched in 2016 in 11 provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The project was financially supported by the World Bank and the Health Results Innovation Trust Fund as well as other development partners. The main goal of the project is to improve coverage and quality of maternal and child health services in targeted areas through Performance-Based Financing (PBF). To achieve this, contracted health facilities receive performance payments according to defined quantity and quality indicators. The project is accompanied by a prospective, rigorous impact evaluation to assess the effect of PBF on health service utilization, quality of care and health outcomes. Prior to the launch of the PBF implementation, a baseline survey was conducted in all the provinces supported by the project from June 2015 to March 2016, covering both households and health facilities. A shorter midline survey was conducted in a subset of the 3 provinces of Kwango, Kwilu and Mai-Ndombe during the third quarter of 2018.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
F1- health facility assessment: health center
F2- health provider interview: health provider
F3 - direct observation of antenatal care consultation: consultation
F4 - direct observation of curative care for children under-5: consultation
F5 - exit interview for antenatal care: pregnant woman
F6 - exit interview for child curative care: parent of caregiver of sick child
42 health zones in the provinces of Kwilu, Kwango and Mai-Ndombe
Producers and sponsors
DECRG, World Bank
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and The University of Basel
ACT for Performance
Royal Tropical Institute KIT
Health Results Innovation Trust Fund
This is a repeated survey of facilities that were visited during the baseline survey of the impact evaluation. More information on the baseline survey can be found on the link: http://microdata.worldbank.org/index.php/catalog/2825.
Out of the eleven provinces supported by the project at the time, the three provinces where the survey took place were purposively selected because these were the first provinces where the performance-based financing was first launched. The health centers covered were the same health centers covered in the baseline survey. In each health zone, five health centers were randomly selected from a list provided by the local health teams.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Personal Interview [capi]
All aspects of data collection were managed by ACT for Performance and The Royal Tropical Institute KIT, that were selected through an international competitive process.
Licensed datasets, accessible under conditions
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
Shapira, Gil.(World Bank, DECRG), Gunther Fink (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute). Democratic Republic of Congo Health Results Based Financing Impact Evaluation 2015 (HRBFIE-FML), Health Facility Midline Survey. Ref.COD_2018_HRBFIE-FML_v01_M.The World Bank. Dataset downloaded from [URL] on [date].
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
DDI Document ID
Development Economic Data Group
The World Bank Group
Documentation of the DDI
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 1 (February 2021)