Acronyms and abbreviations used on i+academy


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P4P

P4P is the acronym of pay-for-performance, a payment for a predetermined performance target. It is often used as a synonym for PBF, PBI, and RBF and associated with healthcare delivery.


PBA

PBA is the acronym of performance-based agreement, a synonym of performance-based contracting.


PBC

PBC is the acronym of performance-based contracting: legal or formal agreement governing procurement of services. There are three forms of performance-based contracting: contracting in, contracting out, and management contracting.


PBF

PBF is the acronym of performance-based financingcash or non-monetary benefit provided against measurable actions or achievement. Often synonymous with RBF and PBI.


PBG

PBG is the acronym of performance-based granting. This scheme provides support for a recipient’s program. Within USAID-funded activities, PBG is distinguished from performance-based contracting (PBC) which refers to contracting and procurement.


PBI

PBI is the acronym of performance-based incentives: cash or non-monetary benefit provided against measurable actions or achievement. Often synonymous with PBF and RBF.


PMO

PMO is the acronym of program management organisation.


PPM

PPM is an acronym for Pooled Procurement Mechanism (formerly known as VPP), a short-term strategy developed by the Global Fund aimed at ensuring a cost effective and efficient procurement of core health commodities.


PSM

PSM is the acronym of procurement and supply management.


Q

QA

QA is the acronym for quality assurance. According to the WHO, quality assurance is a wide-ranging concept covering all matters that individually or collectively influence the quality of a product.



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