Nepal Health System Support Programme 3 – VFM analysis

Nepal

The Project

Options has been supporting the Government of Nepal (GoN) to improve its health services, for over 20 years. GoN has been committed to improving the health status of its citizens and made impressive gains despite conflict and other difficulties. The Ministry of Health is currently implementing the Nepal Health System Strategy (NHSS) 2015-2020. Between May 2017 and December 2020, a consortium led by Options, with HERD, OPM, and Miyamoto will be supporting the implementation of this strategy, through the Nepal Health System Support Programme 3 (NHSSP 3), funded by UK Aid.

LAMP developed a flexible and responsive VfM framework which will both demonstrate and improve VfM of the programme.

Impact

  • Developed a flexible and responsive VfM framework aligned with project processes
  • Included metrics for Equity
  • Conducted rapid VFM assessment to capture £190k savings made during inception phase

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)
  • 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
  • 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

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