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We research improvements of health systems and explore how results-based financing improves health services in rural areas.  

Report in External Series

On the Way to Good Health? Rural Roads and Morbidity in Upland Orissa

Clive Bell and Susanne van Dillen (2015) University of Heidelberg. Department of Economics (Discussion Paper Series no. 602)

Report in External Series

Basis for Decisions to use Results-Based Payments in Norwegian Development Aid

Johan Helland,Ottar Mæstad (2015) Oslo: Norad (Evaluation Department Report no. 5) 28 p.

Report in External Series

Experiences with Results-Based Payments in Norwegian Development Aid

Johan Helland,Ottar Mæstad (2015) Oslo: Norad (Evaluation Department Report no. 4/2015) 34 p.

U4 Workshop

Corruption risk in the Malawi health sector

Francesco De Simone,Sofie Arjon Schütte (2014) Lilongwe, Malawi no. February 17-18, 2014

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Lifetime QALY prioritarianism in priority setting: Quantification of the inherent trade-off

Ottersen, T., O. Mæstad, and O. F. Norheim (2014) in Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation vol. 12 no. 2

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Using incentives to attract nurses to remote areas of Tanzania: a contingent valuation study

Michael Munga, Gaute Torsvik, Ottar Mæstad (2014) in Health Policy and Planning vol. 29 no. 2 pp. 227-236

Book Chapter

Judging the price of life: cost considerations in right-to-health litigation

O.L.M. Ferraz, S. Gloppen, O. Mæstad, L. Rakner (2014) in H.S. Aasen, S. Gloppen, A-M Magnussen, E. Nilssen: Juridification and Social Citizenship in the Welfare State. Edward Elgar Publishing

U4 Brief

Mecanismos para presentar denuncias en organismos de salud

Taryn Vian (2014) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2014:7) 5 p.

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Health inequalities in Ethiopia: modeling inequalities in length of life within and between population groups

Eirik Joakim Tranvåg, Merima Ali and Ole Frithjof Norheim (2013) in International Journal for Equity in Health vol. 10.1186/1475-9276-12

Book Chapter

Productivity of health workers. Tanzania

Ottar Mæstad, Aziza Mwisongo (2013) in A. Soucat, R. Scheffler, and T. A. Ghebreyesus : The labor market for health workers in Africa. A new look at the crisis.. Washington D.C.: The World Bank

CMI Report

Haydom Lutheran Hospital: Midterm review of the Block Grant Support End review of the MDG 4 and 5 project support

Siri Lange (2013) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2013:4) 49 p.

CMI Brief

Sexual and reproductive rights - a global legal battlefield

Camila Gianella, Siri Gloppen, Rachel Sieder, Alicia Yamin (2013) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 12 no. 1) 4 p.

U4 Issue

Enfrentar la corrupción en el sector de la salud

Karen Hussmann (2013) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2013:2) 52 p.

U4 Issue

Good governance for medicines initiatives: Exploring lessons learned

Jillian Clare Kohler, Natalia Ovtcharenko (2013) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2013:3) 26 p.

U4 Brief

Complaints mechanisms in health organizations

Taryn Vian (2013) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2013:6) 4 p.

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Informal payments and health worker effort: A quantitative study from Tanzania

Ida Lindkvist (2012) in Health Economics

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

The decision to vaccinate a child: An economic perspective from southern Malawi

Jon Helgheim Holte, Ottar Mæstad, Jagrati V Jani (2012) in Social Science and Medicine vol. 75 no. 2 pp. 384-391

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Pro-social preferences and self-selection into the public health sector: evidence from an economic experiment

Julie Riise Kolstad and Ida Lindkvist (2012) in Health Policy and Planning vol. Volume 27, Suppl 2 no. July 4

CMI Working Paper

Malnutrition in South-Asia. Poverty, diet or lack of female empowerment?

Magnus Hatlebakk (2012) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:4) 18 p.

Angola Brief

Angola health survey: Opportunities to reduce maternal and newborn mortality

Ingrid Hoem Sjursen (2012) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 2 no. 3) 4 p.

CMI Brief

Litigating the right to heath in India: Can litigation fix a health system in crisis?

Namita Wahi (2012) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 11 no. 4) 4 p.

U4 Issue

Per diem policy analysis toolkit

Taryn Vian, Laura Sabin (2012) Bergen: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2012:8) 40 p.

Edited Book

Litigating health rights. Can courts bring more justice to health?

Alicia Ely Yamin and Siri Gloppen, eds. (2011) Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press (Human Rights Program Series. Harvard Law School) 435 p.

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

How to make rural jobs more attractive to health workers. Findings from a discrete choice experiment in Tanzania

Julie Riise Kolstad (2011) in Health Economics vol. 20 no. 2 pp. 196-211

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Right to health litigation and HIV/AIDS policy

Alicia Ely Yamin, Benjamin Mason Meier (2011) in The Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics vol. 39 no. Supplement s1 pp. 81-84

Book Chapter

Introduction: Can litigation bring justice to health?

Siri Gloppen and Mindy Jane Roseman (2011) in Alicia Ely Yamin and Siri Gloppen, eds.: Litigating health rights. Can courts bring more justice to health?. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press pp. 1-16

Book Chapter

Power, suffering and courts: Reflections on promoting health rights through judicialization

Alicia Ely Yamin (2011) in Alicia Ely Yamin and Siri Gloppen, eds.: Litigating health rights. Can courts bring more justice to health?. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press pp. 333-372

Book Chapter

Litigating for medicines: How can we assess impact on health outcomes?

Ole Frithjof Norheim and Siri Gloppen (2011) in Alicia Ely Yamin and Siri Gloppen, eds.: Litigating health rights. Can courts bring more justice to health?. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press pp. 304-330

Book Chapter

Assessing the impact of health rights litigation: A comparative analysis of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, India and South Africa

Ottar Mæstad, Lise Rakner and Octavio L. Motta Ferraz (2011) in Alicia Ely Yamin and Siri Gloppen, eds.: Litigating health rights. Can courts bring more justice to health?. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press pp. 273-303

Book Chapter

Litigating the right to health: Are transnational actors backseat driving?

Mindy Jane Roseman and Siri Gloppen (2011) in Alicia Ely Yamin and Siri Gloppen, eds.: Litigating health rights. Can courts bring more justice?. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press pp. 246-272

Book Chapter

Colombia. Judicial protection of the right to health: An elusive promise?

Alicia Ely Yamin , Oscar Parra-Vera and Camila Gianella (2011) in Alicia Ely Yamin and Siri Gloppen, eds.: Litigating health rights. Can courts bring more justice to health?. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press pp. 103-131

Book Chapter

Litigating health rights: Framing the analysis

Siri Gloppen (2011) in Alicia Ely Yamin and Siri Gloppen, eds.: Litigating health rights. Can courts bring more justice to health?. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press pp. 17-39

Book Chapter

Introduction

Peter Burnell, Vicky Randall and Lise Rakner (2011) in Peter Burnell, Vicky Randall and Lise Rakner, eds.: Politics in the developing world. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press pp. 1-10

Book Chapter

Institutional perspectives

Lise Rakner and Vicky Randall (2011) in Peter Burnell, Vicky Randall and Lise Rakner,eds.: Politics in the developing world. 3rd. ed.. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press pp. 53-70

CMI Report

Health services in Angola. Availability, quality and utilisation

Mona Frøystad, Ottar Mæstad, Nohra Villamil (2011) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2011:9) 62 p.

CMI Brief

Why hungry Guatemalans don't claim their food rights in court

Lene Chr. M. Brandt (2011) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 10 no. 13) 4 p.

CMI Brief

Convincing health workers to work in rural areas

Julie Riise Kolstad (2011) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 10 no. 12) 4 p.

CMI Brief

Is worker effort higher in church-based than in government health facilities?

Ida Lindkvist, Ottar Mæstad (2011) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 10 no. 11) 4 p.

CMI Brief

Huge potential for improved health service quality

Ottar Mæstad, Aziza Mwisongo, Siri Lange (2011) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 10 no. 10) 4 p.

CMI Brief

Missing the essentials? Children can be saved if they are more carefully examined

Ottar Mæstad, Aziza Mwisongo (2011) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 10 no. 9) 4 p.

CMI Brief

Does the Colombian constitutional court undermine the health system?

Camila Gianella (2011) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 10 no. 7) 4 p.

Vincent Somville

Senior Researcher; Coordinator: Global Health

Economist focusing on informal finance and entrepreneurship.

Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge

Postdoctoral Researcher (25%)

Economist focusing on entrepreneurship and microfinance.

Camila Gianella

Post Doctoral Researcher

Social Psychologist with a research focus on rights-based approaches to health

Siri Gloppen

Senior Researcher

Political scientist exploring intersections between law and politics.

Siri Lange

Senior Researcher and Coordinator: Global Health

Anthropologist focusing on health, gender, and political processes at the local level in East Africa

Ottar Mæstad

Director

Economist specialising in global health research

Ingrid Hoem Sjursen

Ph.D student NHH

Economist focusing on development, behavioural and public economics and particular interest in taxation and global health.

Gaute Torsvik

Associated Senior Researcher

Torsvik researches labour economics, public economics and development economics.

Bruce M. Wilson

Associated Senior Researcher

Political scientist focusing on judicial politics and the political economy of Latin America.

Understanding P4P process and pathways. A Tanzanian case study

Start: Nov. 2014 (Current)
Keywords: Health, results based financing
Geography: Tanzania

Evaluation of the implementation and long-term impact of performance based financing of health services

Start: Aug. 2014 (Current)
Keywords: Tanzania, P4P, results based financing, public health, motivation
Geography: Tanzania

Malaria Chemoprevention for the post-discharge management of severe anaemia in children in Malawi

Start: Oct. 2014 (Current)
Keywords: Health, malaria, community health workers
Geography: Malawi, Uganda, Kenya

Sexual and Reproductive Rights Lawfare: Global battles

Start: May. 2014 (Current)
Keywords: sexual rights, reproductive rights, right to health, lawfare, legal mobilization, abortion, homosexuality, gay rights
Geography: Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Uruguay, South Africa, Uganda, India, Philippines, Nepal, Australia, USA, Germany, Poland, Norway

Operationalizing a Rights-Based Approach to Health Service Delivery

Start: Dec. 2013 (Current)
Keywords: right to health, health system reform, right based approach, health care delivery

Abortion Rights Lawfare in Latin America

Start: Jul. 2014 (Current)
Keywords: Abortion, lawfare, legal mobilization, right to life, right to health, religion, transnational activist networks
Geography: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador

Health, Poverty and Public Expenditure

Start: Jan. 2009 (Completed)
Keywords: Health, Poverty, Public Expenditure
Geography: Angola

Productivity of health workers

Start: Mar. 2008 (Completed)
Geography: Ghana, Zambia, Rwanda, Tanzania

MEDIC - Multidisciplinary approach to explaining differential immunization coverage

Start: Jan. 2008 (Completed)
Keywords: Health, Vaccine
Geography: Malawi, India

Litigating the Right to Health

Start: Jan. 2008 (Completed)
Keywords: Health rights, courts, health rights litigation, public interest litigation, social rights jurisprudence, health policy, health economics, medical ethics, priority setting
Geography: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, South Africa

Global Health and Development

Start: Jan. 2006 (Completed)
Geography: Tanzania, Nepal

Economic determinants of food intake and health outcomes in Nepal

Start: Jan. 2006 (Completed)
Geography: Asia: Nepal

Prioritizing the right things

People die because they do not have access to health care. Better healthcare for all is not only a question of financial resources and accessability. It is also a question of skilled and motivated health workers.

Health research at CMI focuses on results based financing (RBF). RBF is gaining momentum as an approach to boost motivation, strengthen health systems and improve health outcomes in low-income countries. CMIs research on RBF looks into the implementation process, the cost, and long-term impact of performance based financing in the health sector.

We also research justice and human rights dilemmas in the provision of health services and explore priorities between health interventions. We examine how health policies and laws can ensure a more equitable provision of health services.

CMI is one of the partners of the Centre of Excellence, Centre for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC). This international consortium involves institutions in seven countries and is anchored at the Centre for International Health at the University of Bergen.

News

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Going beyond impact evaluation: Performance-Based Financing of Health Care Provision in Low-Income Countries
The workshop made real progress in the dialogue between researchers, practitioners and policy makers. The priorities for research were made clearer. Read reports and summaries from the participants.

Angola: Opportunities to reduce maternal and newborn mortality
The priority for the Angolan government should be to make sure that all women are attended by a skilled health worker during delivery, also in rural areas, and increase the availability of emergency obstetric care.

Selected publications

Effect of Paying for Performance on Utilisation, Quality, and User Costs of Health Services in Tanzania: A Controlled Before and After Study
Peter Binyaruka, Edith Patouillard, Timothy Powell-Jackson, Giulia Greco, Ottar Mæstad, Josephine Borghi (2015)

Litigating health rights. Can courts bring more justice to health?
Alicia Ely Yamin and Siri Gloppen, eds. (2011)

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