Funding for this research was provided by:
Directorate-General for Development_DGD
Institute of Tropical Medicine
World Bank Group
Received: 13 August 2018
Accepted: 15 February 2019
First Online: 5 March 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study builds on a larger impact evaluation of the performance based financing (PBF) scheme applied to malnutrition in Burundi’s HCs. Ethical committees in Burundi (<i>Comité National d’Ethique pour la protection des êtres humains participants à la recherché Biomédicale et comportementale du Burundi: décision du 28/4/2014 and at the University of Antwerp: Belgian registration number: B300201421689; UZA ethics committee 14/22/240</i>)) have approved the study protocol and all of its quantitative and qualitative tools. In addition, the study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of the Institute of Tropical Medicine(IRB #951/14) .Written informed consent was obtained from carers of children for observation of the consultation with the health worker. Health workers and observed children were allocated codes and no identifying information was recorded.There are no constraints or restrictions weighing on the study or the publication of its results.
: Not applicable.
: Bruno Meessen contributed to the emergence of PBF as a global health policy, through technical assistance, research and knowledge management. He is the lead facilitator of the PBF Community of Practice. He holds minority shares in Blue Square, a firm developing PBF software solutions. Other authors declared no conflict of interest.
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