SAVI has established its own framework for assessing Value for Money in annual performance – in relation to expenditure, economy, efficiency, effectiveness and equity.
Routine tracking and analysis of expenditure and economy ensure that inputs are supplied and services delivered to partners in line with SAVI’s core values, whilst also meeting DFID requirements and competing effectively within the development sector. Analysis of efficiency and effectiveness compares results, and associated costs, between Outputs, across states and over time, through retrospective outcome mapping and analysis of selected results.
These measures have served SAVI well. Internally, they assist in making critical management decisions relating to programme, team and staff performance. Externally, they provide further evidence of the ‘value’ of SAVI’s ‘alternative’ approach, and form an important part of communicating SAVI results to wider audiences of development practitioners and policymakers.