Modeling the dynamics of incentives in community drug distribution programs
Neglected tropical disease (NTD) control programs rely on an army of volunteers, or community drug distributors (CDDs), to distribute preventative drug packages through community and school-based platforms. Both monetary and non-monetary incentives are frequently provided to CDDs, although the impact on program performance is not well documented or understood. This article presents a descriptive framework to help visualize the dynamics of incentives as part of mass drug administration (MDA) campaigns and to guide future research in this area.
Downs, P., Bardin, LE., & McFarland, DA. (2014). Modeling the dynamics of incentives in community drug distribution programs. Trends in Parasitology, 30(7), 317-319. DOI: 10.1016/j.pt.2014.04.001