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Achieving MDG targets by addressing reproductive health inequalities the OBA way

Solomon Mumah, National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development, Kenya
Francis Kundu, National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development, Kenya
Richard Muga, National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development, Kenya

MDGs are a set of eight important, time-bound goals that represent a blueprint for global development agreed to by member states of the UN and international development institutions, and, however good as they may appear, achieving these goals by the target date (2015) is proving a major challenge in many developing countries. Consequently, in a bid to address RH inequalities and contribute toward the achieving of these MDGs, the government of Kenya is embarking on a performance-based RH program that links goal of improving RH with incentives to reward service delivery. This paper analyses how MGD targets can be achieved by addressing RH inequalities using the OBA approach. In the final analysis, we argue the case for OBA since input based assistance do not improve efficiency/quality of service delivery. They have failed to respond to changes in needs, entail high overheads and may not necessarily influence behaviors of beneficiaries.

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Presented in Session 79: Achieving MDG targets through addressing inequities