Examples of Value for Money Studies

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Nov. 18, 2022, 3:20 p.m.

Paul Harvey

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Nov. 18, 2022, 3:14 p.m.

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Hi Russell,

This is a great list, definitely it will give us a lead. Thank you so much for sharing.

Best,
Dana

Nov. 18, 2022, 3:06 p.m.

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Hi Dana,

There are quite a few out there, depending on what exactly you’re looking for. Here are a few that help give the landscape of VfM, at least with respect to CVA:

1. Bailey, S., & Pongracz, S. (2015). Humanitarian cash transfers: cost, value for money and economic impact: Background note for the High Level Panel on Humanitarian Cash Transfers. May 2015.

https://www.calpnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/humanitaran-cash-transfers-cost-value.pdf

1. Doocy, S., & Tappis, H. (2016). Cash-based approaches in humanitarian emergencies: A systematic review. April 2016.
https://www.calpnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/sr28-qa-sr-report-cash-based-approaches-1.pdf

1. Gentilini, U. (2014) Our daily bread: what is the evidence on comparing cash versus food transfers?, Discussion Paper 1420, The World Bank

https://reliefweb.int/report/world/our-daily-bread-what-evidence-comparing-cash-versus-food-transfers

1. Maghsoudi, A., Harpring, R., Piotrowicz, W.D. and Heaslip, G. (2022), Cash and voucher assistance along humanitarian supply chains: a literature review and directions for future research. Disasters. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/disa.12520

1. Margolies, A. and Hoddinott, J. (2014) ‘Costing alternative transfer modalities’, Journal of Development Effectiveness 7(1): 1-16.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/276248104_Costing_alternative_transfer_modalities

1. Mikulak, M. (2018). Cost-effectiveness in humanitarian work: cash-based programming. September 2018.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5c70274ae5274a0ec72b4896/458_Cost_Effectiveness_Humanitarian_Cash_Programming.pdf

1. Venton, C. C., Bailey, S., & Pongracz, S. (2015). Value for money of cash transfers in emergencies. February 2015.

https://targeting.alnap.org/system/files/content/resource/files/main/424-summary-vfm-cash-in-emergencies-report-final.pdf

1. Wylde, E. & Venton, C. C. (2020) VALUE FOR MONEY OF SOCIAL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN CASH TRANSFERS IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19. September 2020.

https://socialprotection.org/discover/publications/space-value-money-social-protection-and-humanitarian-cash-transfers-context

Many of the studies also have numerous references to other studies which might be helpful.

Hope this helps!

Best regards,

Russell Harpring
Supply Chain CVA Advisor I, Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) | Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
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Nov. 18, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

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Dear MiC Community,

Our team at WFP is searching for example studies that adopted value for money methods (ROI, SROI, cost-benefit analysis, or cost-effectiveness analysis) on market-based interventions.

Any examples, case studies or past experience would be much appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

Kind regards,
Dana

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