Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Results from the Pakistan cost-effectiveness analysis can be found here

Study Background

The Research on Food Assistance for Nutritional Impact (REFANI) cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA), led by Action Against Hunger, examined the Pakistan and Niger studies in terms of their cost-effectiveness for nutritional impact achieved (costing analysis for Niger). Cost-effectiveness is significant in measuring programme performance and providing guidance for future humanitarian intervention proposals and plans.

The REFANI CEA calculated the financial and societal costs of the programmes, divided by the impact it achieved. The following are some examples of the research questions considered for the study: which intervention was the most cost-effective in preventing cases of acute malnutrition? What were the total costs of each intervention? What was the cost per case of acute malnutrition averted in each country study?

Additional details on the structure of the CEA can be found on the REFANI CEA Brief.


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