Landell Mills provides cost-benefit analysis of DFID Kenya’s Arid Lands Support Programme

Landell Mills has recently completed a cost-benefit analysis of DFID’s multi-year Arid Lands Support Programme in Kenya. The aims of the programme are to build household and community resilience to drought and shocks and support early response to drought by contributing to the Hunger Safety Net Programme. The programme targets the counties of Turkana, Marsabit, Wajir and Mandera in northern Kenya.

Focusing on Community Resilience as a Public Good - one of four components of the £12 million project, Landell Mills delivered three outputs – monitoring and evaluation assessment and support, market analysis, and cost-benefit analysis (CBA) – working with seven international non-governmental organisations, including Oxfam and Save the Children.

Landell Mills developed a three-part cost-benefit analysis tool to inform decision making about development investments and programming, along with a report to present findings of the CBA of seven resilience interventions. The CBA findings reveal that the activities have modest to high benefit cost ratios. The report emphasises the need to consider these findings together with the full array of qualitative and quantitative evidence in order to inform the prioritisation of projects.

We also hosted lesson-learning activities including a two-day workshop in Nairobi as well as two webinars on the use of the cost-benefit analysis tool and its results. 

Please follow the links below for more information:

·        Community-based Cost Benefit Analysis (CBCBA). Findings from DFID Kenya’s Arid Lands Support Programme
http://dx.doi.org/10.12774/eod_cr.june1016.landellmills1

·        Community-based Cost Benefit Analysis (CBCBA) tool. Part I: Introduction        
http://dx.doi.org/10.12774/eod_cr.may2016.landellmills

·        Community-based Cost Benefit Analysis (CBCBA) tool. Part II: Step-by-step guide to data collection          
http://dx.doi.org/10.12774/eod_cr.may2016.landellmills1

·        Community-based Cost Benefit Analysis (CBCBA) tool. Part III: Step-by-step guide to analysing and reporting
http://dx.doi.org/10.12774/eod_cr.may2016.landellmills2