Can Payment by Results raise the bar for downward accountability?
Payment by Results (PBR) could encourage downward accountability if verification included beneficiary feedback that was linked to payment.
One of the criticisms levelled at PBR is that it promotes upward accountability to donors rather than downward accountability to beneficiaries. Members of the Monitoring and Verification (MV) team for the WASH Results Programme recently discussed whether this reflects their experience and what role there is for beneficiary feedback in verification processes and in this post we summarise those discussions.
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