Women’s Integrated Sexual Health Programme (WISH2ACTION)

Multi-country

The Project

Client: International Planned Parenthood Federation  

Dates: ​​Multi-year

Project Description: The Women’s Integrated Sexual Health programme (WISH2ACTION – W2A) is a £155.6 million UK Aid-funded programme​. Led by International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF),​ it​ provides contraception ​to women ​as part of integrated and holistic healthcare ​services​​. Between 2018-2023, W2A aims to provide contraception to 2.7​ million​ additional users in 15 countries across South Asia and Africa. The programme is run by a consortium of five organisations: the International Rescue Committee, Options, Development Media International, Marie Stopes International, and Humanity and Inclusion UK. Ten IPPF member organisations help deliver the programme.  

Our Role: From March 2020 to November 2023, LAMP worked with W2A ​​​​​​to​ help embed a comprehensive ​Value for Money (VfM) ​approach ​across the programme​. This was in line with the value for money initiative of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), which aims to​ ensure​ greater accountability and impact in spending on overseas development aid. 

At the beginning of LAMP’s ​support​​ to the programme, LAMP developed a V​f​​​M strategy and framework to provide FCDO with information for external reporting and internal insights.​ LAMP continued to work with W2A as their VfM partner, carrying out costing analyses, value for money assessments and a series of VFM training webinars.

Team Members: Adesoji Ologun, Jennifer Armitage, Molly Wood, Temitope Oke  

Impact

  • LAMP worked with W2A to embed V​f​M within the programme by improving knowledge and understanding of ​Vf​​​M across the consortium.​ This included ​​designing ​regular webinars ​tailored to​​ the specific ​capacities of the programme’s various teams and to their practical ​​application of VfM ​in their everyday activities​. 
  • LAMP conducted annual V​f​​M assessments for the programme. Each assessment included recommendations from the W2A’s third party monitor, recommendations from previous assessments, and the priorities of the programme itself.​ ​ 
  • ​​Through ​its ​assessment of the first year of the programme, ​LAMP identified that over £820k in VfM savings had been made since the programme started. This is equivalent to 1.7% of programme expenditure in the same period.​  
  • LAMP’s equity costing and cost effectiveness analyses of service delivery channels identified the costs involved in reaching vulnerable and hard to reach groups, as well as the costs associated with different delivery methods. This data is crucial information for both implementer and donor.  

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
  • 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)
  • 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

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