Sierra Leone Health 2018

The Service Delivery Indicators (SDI) track performance and quality of service delivery in primary schools and frontline health facilities across Africa and other regions of the world. The indicators can be used to track progress within and across countries over time and aim to enhance the active monitoring of service delivery to increase public accountability and good governance. They transform the way the quality of social services is measured, and in so doing, how countries develop policies and design interventions to improve health and education outcomes around the globe.

Service Delivery Indicators

The SDI survey visited a sample of 547 health facilities across Sierra Leone between January and April 2018. The sample was composed of 501 public facilities and 46 private facilities. The survey team observed 1,700 workers for absenteeism and assessed 818 health workers for competence using patient case simulation. The data collected are representative of the fourteen districts, of facility location (i.e. urban/rural areas), facility ownership (i.e. public/private), and level of facility (i.e. hospital/health center/health post). The health workers were broken down into three categories: (i) doctors (specialist and general medical doctors), (ii) community health officers and assistants, and (iii) nurses/midwives. This represents the first SDI survey in the health sector in Sierra Leone.

World Bank Service Delivery Indicator Data Site

The link https://microdata.worldbank.org/index.php/catalog/4038 connects you to the World Bank's Microdata Library site for the Sierra Leone Health 2018’s Service Delivery Indicators. There you can access the full dataset from this survey.