CE2HA - Cost Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness in Humanitarian Assistance Workshop Report

With the increased routine consideration of Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) in Humanitarian Assistance (alongside other modalities) there has been a subsequent increase in the need for more robust and routine cost-efficiency and cost-effectiveness analysis. The humanitarian community has developed or borrowed several metrics that it has applied to modality analysis; however, no single metric provides a complete answer to the multiple dimensions of analyzing efficiency and effectiveness especially across modalities. At a strategic level, addressing questions about efficiency and effectiveness will contribute to the Grand Bargain’s (GB) third commitment to “Increase the use and coordination of cash-based programming” and more specifically sub-commitments;