Transforming Teacher and Learning (T-TEL) – VFM Strategy

Ghana

The Project

LAMP developed a Value for Money Strategy for Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) in Ghana. T-TEL is a Government of Ghana programme funded by DFID that works to transform the delivery of pre-service teacher education. This involves improving the quality of teaching and learning through support to relevant national bodies and education institutions. LAMP’s VfM approach was informed by DFID guidance. LAMP consulted with the T-TEL programme team to develop a relevant and detailed VfM strategy, including a comprehensive list of VfM metrics with supporting tools for analysis.

Impact

  • LAMP developed VfM Strategy to align with programme logframe and engaged both operational and technical staff working on the project
  • T-TEL identifed key principles to embed within project design to promote good VfM in the Education Sector more widely including:
  • Aligned with existing initiatives to maximise existing donor and government investment;
  • Built GoG capacity to allocate resources efficiently through effective mechanisms so the value for money of the education sector is enhanced

Client Testimonial

  • 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)
  • 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

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