iHRIS cost-benefit analysis in DRC 

Location Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Project

Integrated health human resources management information system (iHRIS) is a tool developed to allow management and monitoring of human resources for health. It was introduced to address challenges in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) such as a lack of control over the recruitment of staff, their movement, their performance, and the various additional motivations received from non-state partners such as the community and the NGOs who support them. The platform was developed by the Capacity Project More with support from USAID and with the support of the NGO IntraHealth, and it was introduced in several developing countries lacking an adequate human resources management system. iHRIS had been implemented in some parts of DRC and not fully scaled up and both government and development partners were interested in estimating the costs of implementation of iHRIS in DRC as well as understanding the benefits and the return on investing in iHRIS. 

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) commissioned a cost benefit analysis (CBA) of iHRIS implementation in DRC to include a costing exercise and measurement of return on investments (benefit estimation). 

LAMP worked with Hera to develop a CBA. It looked at the cost of scaling up the intervention and also estimating the benefits to answer the following questions:  Why invest in iHRIS? Is it worthwhile scaling up iHRIS? What is the return on investing in IHRIS? What are the benefits of iHRIS?.


  • Worked with DRC-based consultant to gather primary data
  • Applied cost-benefit analysis methodology to enhance programme evaluation

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