Over the past decade there has been a considerable amount of experimentation on-going to test out results-based finance mechanisms, particularly in service delivery sectors. However, the benefits of results-based payment approaches in the governance and institutional reform domains are comparatively underexplored.
The aim of the assignment
The objective of the assignment was to provide better knowledge on the use of RBP in the governance sector, with special emphasis on public sector reform programmes; to identify different and innovative modalities and approaches, and to make recommendations for OECD, and its Governance Network (GovNet) Effective Institutions Platform (EIP).
Itad was contracted by OECD to conduct this innovative and challenging study. We deployed a team of external experts coupled with Itad’s own internal governance expertise. The assignment involved a detailed literature and evidence review encompassing the work of a range of bilateral and multilateral donors to identify what different results-based approaches are being used, with three country-based case studies.