Analytical Model of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Determined

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17 Dec 2015

On 2 December 2015, part of the project team met at the University of Amsterdam to discuss the approach to the secondary data analysis in-depth.

Although the general approach to the Cost-Effectiveness analysis in the two study countries, Ghana and Kenya, had been determined in the project proposal design stage already, now was the time to decide on the analytical model in detail. In preparation of this workshop an assessment had been made of the available variables in the datasets. During this workshop we focussed on the Effectiveness side of the analysis.

Three types of linkages models informed this assessment:

(i) the intermediate effects of social protection on the accumulation of health related human capital;

(ii) the Intermediate effects of SP on labour productivity and investment activities via changes in nutrition and access to health care: SP frees resources (time, foregone expenditures) which can be invested in alternative uses;

(iii) Intermediate effects of SP on labour productivity and investment activities via accumulation of health-related human capital.

Given that the Effectiveness analysis is an ex-post quantitative impact evaluation different estimation methods were discussed. The ultimate choice of which also depends on the (non)-availability of a base-line. Furthermore, we identified the different policy combinations and their counterfactuals in each country. The next step will be to design specific models to run the various estimations. This will be on the agenda for our next econometrics workshop to take place on 27th January in Bonn.

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