Recent research by the Cambodia Development Resource Institute under the ReBUILD programme examined elements of health contracting arrangements in Cambodia, including the implementation of the current Special Operating Agency (SOA) model, and the effects on service coverage and equity. The study concluded that a link between the SOA model and improved health outcomes cannot reliably be demonstrated using existing data, and recommended that if it is decided to continue with the approach, a robust evaluation of the model should be conducted, comparing SOA districts with non-SOA but similarly funded districts. This briefing outlines two options that could be considered for such an evaluation.
Ensor, T.; Vong, S. Evaluating the impact of the Special Operating Agency. (2015) 2 pp.