Health Results Based Financing Impact Evaluation 2021 -2022, Health Facility Follow-Up Survey
Congo, Dem. Rep.
The Health Systems Strenghtening for Better Maternal and Child Health Project 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 wass 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 2015/16, 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. A follow-up survey (Endline) was conducted in 6 provinces in 2021/22.
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 or guardian of caregiver of sick child
F7 -exit interview for family planning consultation: user
F8-direct observation of family planning consultation: consultation
F9- direct observation of curative care for children under-5: consultation
Edited, anonymized dataset for public distribution.
The survey covered 58 health zones in 6 provinces: Kwango, Kwilu, Mai-Ndombe, Lulaba, Haut Katanga, Haut Lomami
Producers and sponsors
World Bank, HHNGE
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and The University of Basel
Health Results Innovation Trust Fund
Global Financing Facility for Women, Children, and Adolescents
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 covered by the baseline, only 6 provinces were covered in the follow-up survey.
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
Mode of data collection
Computer Assisted Personal Interview [capi]
All aspects of data collection were managed by by the NGO Medecins d'Afrique, that were selected through an international competitive process.
Human Development Network (HDN)
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
Gil Shapira (World Bank, HHNGE), Günther Fink (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and The University of Basel). Democratic Republic of Congo - Health Results Based Financing Impact Evaluation 2021 -2022, Health Facility Follow-Up Survey (HRBFIE-HFFU 2021-22). Ref: COD_2021-2022_HRBFIE-HFFU_v01_M. Downloaded from [uri] 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.