Guidelines for conducting cost analyses of interventions to prevent violence against women and girls in low- and middle-income settings

December 31, 2018
Authors: Giulia Ferrari, Sergio Torres-Rueda, Christine Michaels-Igbokwe, Charlotte Watts and Anna Vassall
Organization: The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

A variety of interventions to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG) have been implemented. Yet, few have been rigorously evaluated to determine their effectiveness and cost effectiveness, making it difficult for decision makers to prioritize interventions.  In addition, very limited information is available on how much it would cost to implement an intervention for the prevention of VAWG.

These guidelines aim to fill this gap and are intended for program managers or researchers who intend to cost violence prevention interventions, and are designed to help you identify the specific resources you need to deliver your intervention, and how to assign a value to these resources.  These guidelines are organized in four sections:
1. Introduction: prevention interventions and economic evaluation
2. Definitions: identifying and classifying costs
3. Designing a costing study
4. Analyzing, presenting and interpreting cost data

The guidelines include accompanying Excel workbook tools.