Building capacity to design and test nudges and other behavioural solutions to improve the effectiveness of health services and achieve better health outcomes in South Africa.
Who We Are
Indlela is a collaboration between the University of Witwatersrand’s Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) and the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE). Indlela is a first-of-its-kind unit focused specifically on improving the effectiveness of the public sector in delivering health care and achieving better health outcomes in South Africa.
In the unit’s first 3 years Indlela will focus on building capacity to expand the use of behavioural economics within HIV prevention and treatment programs in South Africa. We aim to strengthen the ability of health service delivery providers and key research institutions to develop and test contextually appropriate interventions that are informed by behavioural science principles. In future years, the unit’s scope will expand beyond HIV to include other pressing public health issues in South Africa.