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World Bank, Global Fund Results-Based Financing Partnership Can Improve Health Systems

Writing in the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) “Global Health Policy” blog, Victoria Fan, a research fellow and health economist at CGD, and Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at the center, discuss the World Bank and Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s recent announcement to establish “a stronger partnership for health centered around an innovative aid mechanism, results-based financing (RBF).” They continue, “This duo will arguably have far wider scale and uptake than the Health Systems Funding Platform, which intended to bring the bank, the fund, and GAVI together but has yet to achieve widespread buy-in or results. In short, this represents a serious venture for the fund to improve health systems” (12/13).