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
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

Indicators and VFM in Governance Programming
DFID’s Approach to Value for Money (VfM)
ICAI’s Approach to Effectiveness and VFM
National Audit Office Analytical framework for 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)
DFID’s approach to delivering impact – ICAI (2015)
GALI – Measuring the Value for Money of Acceleration (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.

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
Improving the Practice of Value for Money Assessment (2015)

LAMP Projects

Location: Zambia

Scaling Up Family Planning Programme (SUFP II) – Value for Money analysis

The Scaling Up Family Planning Programme in Zambia has been running since 2012. It was successful in giving 300,000 women and girls access to family planning (50% more than the original target), with poor rural women making up more than 70% of beneficiaries. A costed extension to the end of 2018 was agreed in 2016. […]

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Location: Kazakhstan

UNICEF prevention of adolescent suicide in Kyzylorda Oblast – Economic evaluation

The WHO defines health as ‘a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’; nevertheless, mental health is too often neglected. Prevention of mental health disorders focus on three areas of action:  promoting a healthy sense of well-being , identifiying  those at risk of mental ill […]

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