Presentation on theme: "DFID’s work on VFM so far… Claire Vallings Governance and Social Development Department DFID 30 March 2011."— Presentation transcript:
DFID’s work on VFM so far… Claire Vallings Governance and Social Development Department DFID 30 March 2011
OVERVIEW Value for Money generally in DFID Value for Money in Governance
DFID’s VFM Thinking VFM is about improving aid effectiveness: - “we maximise the impact of UK aid so it makes the most difference to the poorest people in the world” This requires: –Clear Vision –Clear Results –Robust Partnerships –Strong Organisational Processes –Maximum Value
VFM is not about ‘How To’ Guidance and fixed ‘formulae’ Analysis delinked from process An add on Race to the bottom / cheapest –(Education in Ghana vs DRC) Risk avoidance Measuring only what can be measured
VFM is about Proportionate, considered approach Maximising resources Using common sense –not ‘what’s the VFM of conflict prevention?’ –but ‘am I preventing conflict as cost effectively as I can?’ Being consistent – what do you want to achieve?
Overall Joint learning process – DFID doesn’t have all the answers. But keen to share knowledge and lessons Continual improvement rather than a hurdle to jump over VFM should reinforce poverty and results focus, and enhance effective partnerships Building an organisational VFM culture, with partners Trail blazing - innovation welcome!
Where are we on governance? Indicators VFM Analytical Framework / Approach
Indicators Theory of Change: articulate the logic of intervention Confusion btw output and outcome Need more on gender and pro-poor outcomes Possible over-reliance on perceptions Future work: Unit cost comparison Measures of efficiency
VFM Analytical Framework
Options for VFM
Conclusions Still early days – don’t panic! Be proportionate / use common sense Do engage