Resources

A selection of resources we have found useful and some of our own publications.

LAMP Publications

These are a selection of the reports we have worked on and also some ‘thought pieces’ which bring together our approaches to enhancing aid impact and reflections from applying these in practice.

LAMP VFM Thought Piece (2019) – Economic Appraisals
LAMP Notes: How to develop a VFM Strategy
LAMP Notes: How to develop a VFM Framework
LAMP VFM Thought Piece (2017) – The Future of VFM
Going digital for maternal health. A blog piece on social return on investment

VfM Guidance and Approaches

A selection of guidance issued by DFID, ICAI and other organisations which we have found helpful when developing VfM frameworks

DFID’s approach to delivering impact – ICAI (2015)
GALI – Measuring the Value for Money of Acceleration (2018)
Research uptake – a guidance for DFID-funded programmes
DFID Value for Money in Humanitarian Programming
Indicators and VFM in Governance Programming
DFID’s Approach to Value for Money (VfM)
National Audit Office Assessing Value for Money
Better Value for Money: An organising framework for management and measurement of VFM indicators. ITAD
Leaving no one behind: The value for money of disability-inclusive development – BOND (2016)
DFID’s approach to value for money – ICAI (2018)

Discussing and Demystifying VfM

A collection of articles and papers which explore concepts used in VfM in more depth and provide explanation of some of the techniques which we and others use in conducting VfM analysis.

Improving the Practice of Value for Money Assessment (2015)
Tools and Methods for Evaluating the Efficiency of Development Interventions – BMZ Evaluation Division
Assessing and Managing Value for Money – Lessons for NGOs – BOND
Evaluating methods for assessing VfM – Farida Fleming
Value for investment – Julian King
McEwan Cost Effectiveness Analysis
Measuring Value For Money In Healthcare Concepts And Tools
OPM’s approach to assessing Value for Money

LAMP Projects

Location: Ghana

Transforming Teacher and Learning (T-TEL) – Value for Money Strategy

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 […]

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Location: Multi-country

Independent Evaluation of the Development Impact Bonds programme

We are currently providing inputs to the Independent Evaluation of the Development Impact Bonds (DIBs Pilot Programme).  The purpose of the evaluation is to generate learnings and recommendations on the use of DIBs as an instrument for aid delivery, by using the experience of the DFID DIBs pilot programme to generate learning to inform DFID’s […]

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