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: Kenya

Kenya Essential Education Programme (KEEP) – Value for Money analysis

In Kenya, LAMP conducted a Value for Money analysis of KEEP, a DfID funded, multiple-partner education programme which subsequently received an award for ‘Best VfM Analysis’ by DfID Kenya. Working with our client, we developed a VfM approach which can continue to be applied in the future, as well as comparing the cost-effectiveness of different […]

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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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