Mobilising for Development (M4D) – Value for Money Analysis

Nigeria

The Project

Mobilising for Development (M4D) was a six-year local governance programme in three northern states of Nigeria funded by UK Aid. The programme aimed to “support local and state level policy makers and service providersto be more responsive and accountable to citizens’ better articulated demands and entitlements, especially adolescent girls (AG) and people with disability (PWD)”.

LAMP conducted a value for money analysis at the end of the programme. The analysis assessed the programme’s VFM based on the 4 Es framework (Economy, Efficiency, Effectiveness and Equity) drawing on programme data and combining this with benchmarking and comparative data. The analysis also assessed whether the improvements achieved by the programme, in terms of service delivery, accountability and inclusion, offered good value for money and in particular whether there was evidence of these improvements being catalytic and sustainable. It also documented lessons learned on measuring and demonstrating VFM in a local governance programme.

Impact

  • Used benchmarking and comparative data
  • Identified £400k of savings made by the programme
  • Documented evidence of inclusion, particularly in reaching adolescent girls and people with disability

Client Testimonial

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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)

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