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Erratum to: ‘Setting performance-based financing in the health sector agenda: a case study in Cameroon’

  • Isidore Sieleunou1, 2Email author,
  • Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay1,
  • Jean-Claude Taptué Fotso3,
  • Denise Magne Tamga4,
  • Habakkuk Azinyui Yumo2,
  • Estelle Kouokam5 and
  • Valery Ridde1
Globalization and Health201713:60

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-017-0288-7

Received: 11 August 2017

Accepted: 11 August 2017

Published: 21 August 2017

The original article was published in Globalization and Health 2017 13:52

Erratum

After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that the analytical categories used in the first part of the discussion section, developed by Lara Gautier [2], was not cited. Furthermore, work of Barnes et al. [3] is now cited in the paragraph related to the PBF policy.

The authors would like to update the following paragraphs to refer to her work [2].
  1. 1.

    We should note that apart from Rwanda, many other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa like Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Zambia were implementing or adopting PBF approach, and were seen as “flagship countries” [2] or innovators in such reforms.

     
  2. 2.

    In other words, transnational advocates positioned the PBF policy as a “South-South learning” [3] process open to all countries willing to embark on it.

     
  3. 3.

    Our findings show that this global player generated the interest of national health officials and shaped the degree to which performance-based financing emerged on the national policy agenda through numerous forms of influence, each identified in previous research on agenda setting [49] and have been conceptualized by Gautier [2].

     
  4. 4.

    The first form of influence was financial [2].

     
  5. 5.

    The second form of influence refers to ideation [2].

     
  6. 6.

    Finally, the officials from the World Bank relied on “network- [2] and “knowledge-based [2] forms of influence [9].

     

Notes

Declarations

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
University of Montreal
(2)
Research for Development International
(3)
World Bank, Office of Yaoundé
(4)
Agence d’Achat de Performance du Littoral
(5)
Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale

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