Cash on delivery: Results of a randomized experiment to promote maternal health care in Kenya
In an experimental setting in Kenya, we show that certain financial and informational interventions delivered over the mobile phone network can be highly effective in boosting facility delivery rates of poor, rural women. Vouchers covering the full cost of care increased facility delivery rates by one-third, but a small copayment reduced the effect to almost zero. Cash transfers sent over the mobile network and labeled as transport subsidies, had similarly large effects only if they were conditional on delivering in a facility. By contrast, unconditional transfers had no effect on health care utilization. In contrast, we find a government policy that simply made care free at the point of service had little effect on demand.
All rights reserved by the author. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about permissions.
Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
A Bill to Promote Greater Equity in the Delivery of Health Care Services to American Women Through Expanded Research on Women's Health Issues and Through Improved Access to Health Care Services, Including Preventive Health Services. Women's Health Equity Act of 1996 Unknown author (United States. Congress. Senate, 1996-05-23)