VfM support to Saving Lives in Sierra Leone programme

Location Sierra Leone

The Project

LAMP worked as a value for money partner with Montrose International on the Saving Lives in Sierra Leone programme. Saving Lives in Sierra Leone Programme (SLiSL) was a 5-year £150 million programme funded by UK Aid. It aimed to save women’s and children’s lives by improving the quality, availability, and accessibility of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services in one of the poorest countries in the world.

A consortium of partners, UN and NGO, worked together to implement the different components of the programme which include setting national priorities, district management and service delivery, ensuring drug availability, improving Human Resources for Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and community engagement efforts. Montrose International provided the monitoring, evaluation, learning and review (MELR) services for the programme.

Originally, LAMP developed a VFM strategy and framework for SLiSL in December 2018 and from then until the end of the programme in 2023 provided ongoing VFM support. This included conducting the annual VFM assessment, a cost-effectiveness analysis using national survey data, and analysis for the endline evaluation.


  • Working with different IPs including the UN and a consortium of NGOs to put together a practical VFM Strategy
  • Delivering a workshop on VFM to the different implementing partners and creating a comprehensive strategy
  • Providing ongoing VFM support to a large and ambitious health programme in Sierra Leone

Related Resources


Saving Lives in Sierra Leone endline review

LAMP contributed efficiency and sustainability analysis to this evaluation which used multi-method data collection to review SLiSL programme and developed recommendations for future programming.

  • External publication with LAMP contribution
  • Report / Evaluation
  • August 29, 2023


Conducting VFM analysis by output

Our learning on measuring VFM by output, based on our experience of supporting programme implementers. This was a new requirement at the time from UK’s FCDO.

  • LAMP publication
  • Thought Piece / Value for Money
  • June 18, 2021

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