Supply Chain Diagnostic Assessment and Tool for Results Based Financing ProjectsFebruary 2014 - December 2014
The success of results based financing (RBF) programs depends on reliable and continuous supply of affordable, high-quality medicines and other health commodities. Designers of RBF programs have limited information regarding supply chain bottlenecks and options to improve the flow of commodities. RBF program designers need an independent assessment of the structure, functioning, information flows, and incentives in the supply chain for the country implementing the program. This project developed a standardized assessment tool to capture the structure of the supply chain for RBF programs, its actors, their roles, key barriers and options for improvement. Portraying this information in a standardized format allowed Results Based Financing project designers to have a common basis of understanding and comparing performance across programs.