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Case study on value for money assessment of a UNICEF assisted WASH programme in Nepal

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posted on 2018-02-12, 15:11 authored by Shova Adhikari, Anu P. Gautam, Surendra B. Dhakal, Tameez Ahmad
A value for money (VfM) tool was used to better understand the input to process and output to results chain, to enable evidence based programming and to improve performance in terms of economy, efficiency, equity, and effectiveness of UNICEF assisted WASH programme in Nepal. This was motivated by result based budget allocation, planning and monitoring approach to enhance result based management of WASH programme. The VfM tool used in the case study is mainly based on comparing Cost Performance Ratios for consecutive years of implementation. The recommendations of VfM study conducted in 2014 provided basis for improvement and maximizing results in 2015 and also led to improved VfM analysis in 2015. This was achieved through revisiting the physical targets, readjusting the unit cost and reviewing its partnership strategies. The performances and associated expenditure so far made substantiates good value for money.



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ADHIKARI, S. ... et al, 2017. Case study on value for money assessment of a UNICEF assisted WASH programme in Nepal. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Local action with international cooperation to improve and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services: Proceedings of the 40th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 24-28 July 2017, Paper 2700, 6pp.


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