CRVS Investment Planning

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Client World Health Organization (WHO)
Dates 2014
Sector(s)Global Health
Service(s)Policy & Economics, Strategy & Finance
In preparation for the CRVS Investment Planning Technical Consultation Meeting held in Addis Ababa on 28 and 29 April 2014, CEPA supported the delivery of costed investment plans for Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Mozambique.

For Bangladesh and Mozambique, this involved conducting a 'bottom-up' costing of priorities and activities that had been identified by the countries. This included categorising these as either 'fixed/ development/ capital' or 'variable/ operating' costs, as well as estimating the costs that the government of each country would assume and the costs to be secured from other sources. For this exercise, CEPA conducted a desk-based review of background documentation and available literature, as well as extensive stakeholder consultations with the government, WHO, CRVS experts and other steering committee members through in-country visits.

For Ethiopia, CEPA provided limited technical support to local consultants who undertook the main costing exercise.

Following our attendance at the CRVS Investment Planning Technical Consultation Meeting, CEPA were retained by WHO and the World Bank to support the development of the methodology for costing the Global CRVS Scaling Up Investment Plan (2014-25), as well as to develop an advisory note and investment plan template to support other countries carry out a similar costing exercise.

The Global CRVS Scaling Up Investment Plan (2014-15) document can be accessed here.