Cost-effectiveness analysis of quality improvement: A review of studies under the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project
The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project was mandated to conduct economic analysis on at least one activity in each country. The size and scope of these analyses depended on the size of the country program and the funding available. At the very least, it involved funds spent on improvement activities, the population the funds covered, and an outline of the results achieved for that expenditure. Advanced analyses were in the form of cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) which compare the costs and effects of the assessed intervention to assess the extent to which it can be considered as providing good value for money. This report synthesizes findings from these CEAs.