Women’s Integrated Sexual Health Programme (WISH2ACTION)Multi-country
Client: International Planned Parenthood Federation
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 VfM 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.
- LAMP worked with W2A to embed VfM within the programme by improving knowledge and understanding of VfM 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 VfM 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.