Skills for Prosperity (S4P) VFM Reviews & Capacity Building

Multi-country

The Project

The Skills for Prosperity programme is a global programme funded by UK FCDO. The programme operates across nine countries (Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines). The programme works to increase capacity for inclusive economic growth due to increases in labour productivity, which contributes to poverty reduction. The expected outcomes of the programme are improved skill levels, employment rates and productivity of beneficiaries (TVET students or youth between the ages of 16 and 25), particularly for the priority target groups of women, low-income youth and people with disabilities. The Skills for Prosperity Programme has a focus on working with disadvantaged and marginalised groups, often in geographies with widespread poverty.

LAMP Development provides technical support to the S4P Hub on value for money. The S4P Hub conducts technical advisory services and programme management services to the nine country Programme Managers, and sometimes also to the Delivery Partners. LAMP is developing the capacity of the country programmes on VFM and also conducts the VFM reviews.

Impact

  • Capacity building on value for money across 10 country programmes
  • Development of reporting frameworks to provide portfolio level analysis

Client Testimonial

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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