An Insight into the Key performance Indicator of Conditional Cash transfer program of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
There are many ways to improve mother and infant health using demand-side financing (DSF), including conditional cash transfers (CCT). In general, these initiatives aim to increase health service usage by reducing consumer costs, increasing household income, and encouraging healthy behaviors. This research examines experiences and difficulties faced in the implementation of this program as well as well as its utilization for improving the maternal and neonatal health. Thus, this study explores a range of key performance indicators (KPI) that we developed to evaluate the program in the selected five districts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) through univariate and bivariate analysis. In addition to addressing health system and financial hurdles, CCT program in KP appears to boost access to quality maternal healthcare for women and providers. According to KPI descriptive data, a well-implemented DSF program can increase access and use, reduce disparities, and improve program efficiency and service quality. This study highlights a set of crucial aspects of the program to consider when creating and executing financial incentive programs such as CCT to improve maternal and child health. Further, this study finds gaps in its implementation and utilizations and informing relevant policy makers could benefit from such information in bringing improvements in such programs.
Key Words: Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT), Key performance indicators (KPI), demand side financing (DSF).