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Promising Findings from the Frontline Health Worker Team-Based Goals and Incentives Intervention in Bihar


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  • Dana Rotz
  • Anu Rangarajan
  • Evan Borkum Swetha Sridharan
  • Sukhmani Sethi
  • Mercy Manoranjini
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    The Team-Based Goals and Performance-Based Incentives (TBGI) intervention—conceptualized, designed, and implemented by CARE—leverages both the power of incentives and lessons from motivational theory on teamwork and goal-setting. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation created the Ananya program in 2011 to address some of the important family health challenges in Bihar, one of India's most populous and poorest states. This issue brief explores the effect of adding the TBGI intervention to the Ananya program. The authors found that frontline health workers who received the TBGI intervention worked more cooperatively, visited more households, and provided higher quality services than those in comparison areas. These findings suggest TBGI has the potential to add value to the existing Ananya interventions and can have large impacts on some important family health behaviors.

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    Paper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 8094.

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    Date of creation: 28 Feb 2014
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    Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:8094

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    Keywords: TBGI; Frontline Health Worker Team Based Goals; Bihar; Ananya; International;

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