Strengthening Research and Knowledge Systems VFM analysis

Multi-country

The Project

The Strengthening Research and Knowledge Systems (SRKS) programme, was a five-year, £10.2m programme jointly funded by UK Aid and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and implemented by INASP between 2013 and 2018. The programme aimed to increase sustainable (a) access to and (b) production of research literature in particular low income countries. The expected impact was that research knowledge contributes to economic and social development. The programme was being delivered in 24 countries at once, with focus on Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Ghana and Kenya.

 

LAMP provided inputs to the evaluation including a value for money assessment of the programme.

Impact

  • Multi-country project (24 countries)
  • LAMP supported project to produce cost data previously unavailable for analysis

Client Testimonial

  • The framework was very well received by the team. The engagement was carried out in a planned, consultative and thorough manner.  LAMP’s communication style, interaction with partners, response timeliness are all excellent.

    - Solar Nigeria Programme (SNP)
  • LAMP’s project objectives were achieved, and we received positive feedback from DFID on the final output. The report led to some interesting discussions with DFID and between partners. The number-crunching and the organization of data was excellent. I think we worked very well together. Jennifer and Susie were always prompt and responsive.

    - Senior manager – M&E, KEEP
  • Lamp Development provided expertise to help shape our VFM Approach. They worked in a collaborative style, built a strong working relationship with staff and produced practical outputs which is exactly what we asked for. The outputs have already been used by our Project Managers to improve how we report VfM within on-going projects and words have also been included to increase our VfM scoring within bids. Thanks for all the help!

    - Practice Lead, Governance and State Building, Crown Agents
  • We worked with LAMP for an evaluation of an adolescent suicide prevention project in Kazakhstan. LAMP were very professional in defining the scope of the cost-effectiveness stream of work, in dealing with the client, and in delivering within a quick time-frame when the data did arrive! We would work with them again. 

    - Health Team Leader, Itad
  • The analysis LAMP made on the case study was very useful for the implementing partners and for users of the report to see the impact of the interventions in monetary and statistical terms. The benefits of both interventions were clearly seen. LAMP were very proactive in data collection and were flexible with regards to challenges in obtaining required data; they were quick to come up with alternative methods to capture data and were able to make use of the limited data available.

    - Crown Agents

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