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Making Value for Money practical with a VfM Toolkit

VfM Toolkit What is a VfM Toolkit? Learning and Change understands a VfM Toolkit as a variety of tools and methodologies that can help programmes or organizations operationalise VfM Frameworks. A VfM Toolkit is different from a VfM Framework, since the latter concentrates on [...]

By |2022-03-18T12:05:17+00:00March 14th, 2022|Value for Money|Comments Off on Making Value for Money practical with a VfM Toolkit

What is a Value for Money Strategy and how do I develop it?

Value for Money Strategy What is a Value for Money Strategy?   Learning and Change understands a Value for Money Strategy as a plan of action that a programme or organization takes to ensure it delivers VfM and improve the way it does so. [...]

By |2022-03-14T17:06:03+00:00March 14th, 2022|Value for Money|Comments Off on What is a Value for Money Strategy and how do I develop it?

Where to start: a Value for Money Framework

Value for Money (VfM) can be daunting! Often, when organizations start thinking about it they are not sure where to start. Do we identify indicators? Do we develop some tools? Do we assign responsibilities? The answer is: start with a VfM Framework!  Learning and Change supports [...]

By |2022-02-02T14:49:03+00:00February 2nd, 2022|Value for Money|Comments Off on Where to start: a Value for Money Framework

Food Poverty in the suburbs of Milan, Italy

Learning and Change led the design of the methodology, the data collection approach and the analysis of 53 qualitative interviews of users of food banks and other types of food support centres to investigate the characteristics of food poverty in the area and the effect the [...]

By |2021-10-20T13:34:31+00:00October 20th, 2021|Research|Comments Off on Food Poverty in the suburbs of Milan, Italy

The Value for Money agenda: from a straitjacket to a learning approach

Value For Money: I am delighted to share my article with Tina Wallace published in the March 2019 issue of Development in Practice. This article builds on research around different VfM approaches to highlight the challenges faced by the sector in applying VfM for organisational [...]

By |2021-09-28T14:19:20+00:00May 21st, 2019|Value for Money|Comments Off on The Value for Money agenda: from a straitjacket to a learning approach

Creating VfM Champions: an innovative training of trainers

Introduction In September 2018, I was asked by BOND to adapt the London-based training ‘Putting Value for Money (VfM) into Practice’ to the needs of the UN World Health Organization (WHO). WHO had already developed a Corporate VfM strategy which includes the provision of a quality [...]

By |2021-09-28T14:28:11+00:00November 14th, 2018|Training and Facilitation|Comments Off on Creating VfM Champions: an innovative training of trainers

Reflections on Value for Money at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

I recently had the opportunity to share some thoughts about Value for Money in the international development sector at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). Here is a blog summarising the key points! Needless to say how flattered I felt to see in the audience Robert [...]

By |2021-09-28T14:32:01+00:00November 10th, 2018|Value for Money|Comments Off on Reflections on Value for Money at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS)