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

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)
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)
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

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)
Tools and Methods for Evaluating the Efficiency of Development Interventions – BMZ Evaluation Division
Assessing and Managing Value for Money – Lessons for NGOs – BOND

LAMP Projects

Location: Sierra Leone

VfM support to the Saving Lives in Sierra Leone (SLiSL) programme

LAMP is currently working with Montrose International on the Saving Lives in Sierra Leone programme. Saving Lives in Sierra Leone Programme (SLiSL) is a 5-year £150 million programme funded by DFID. It aims to save women’s and children’s lives by improving the quality, availability, and accessibility of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services in […]

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Location: Nepal

Nepal Health System Support Programme 3 (NHSSP 3) – Value for Money analysis

Options has been supporting the Government of Nepal (GoN) to improve its health services, for over 20 years. GoN has been committed to improving the health status of its citizens and made impressive gains despite conflict and other difficulties. The Ministry of Health is currently implementing the Nepal Health System Strategy (NHSS) 2015-2020. Between May […]

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