Voices for Change – Value for Money analysis

Nigeria

The Project

Voices for Change (V4C) created space and opportunities for adolescent girls and young women to grow, speak up and speak out. Engaging men and boys in the process, they hope to create “new ways to change behaviour”, contributing to a Nigeria where every girl and boy, woman and man, achieve their full potential. LAMP provided support to V4C to strengthen internal processes for routine monitoring and reporting of VfM. This included revising templates for analysis, conducting training for staff and facilitating Value for Money assessments. The end of programme assessment conducted in 2017 included lessons learned on application of VFM during implementation. Findings from the final year VfM analysis were published here.

© V4C Nigeria

Impact

  • LAMP built on existing frameworks to strengthen how the programme tracks and delivers value for money
  • Annual VfM assessments recorded over £250,000 of savings in 2016 and £230,000 in 2017. Over the life of the project, total savings were around £800,000, 3% of total expenditure
  • As part of the end of programme assessment, lessons learned on applying VFM were captured and shared

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
  • 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’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
  • 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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