TABLE 1 Characteristics and Cost-Effectiveness of 8 Care Group Projectsa
Care Group ProjectEstimated Percentage Reduction in Under-5 MortalitybNo. of BeneficiariescTotal Project Cost (US$)cAverage Cost per Beneficiary per YearEstimated No. of Lives SavedCost per Life SavedCost per DALY Averted
World Relief/ Mozambique, Vurhonga I (1995–1999)33%57,277$1,811,895$7.91819$2,212$27.30
World Relief/ Mozambique, Vurhonga II (1999–2003)48%53,418$1,397,531$6.54769$1,817$60.57
World Relief/Malawi I (2000–2004)32%68,917$1,333,335$4.84557$2,394$79.80
World Relief/Rwanda (2001–2006)29%54,451$1,733,333$6.37676$2,564$85.47
Plan/Kenya (2004–2009)26%110,735$2,300,000$4.15826$2,785$92.82
World Relief/ Mozambique, Vurhonga IV (2004–2009)33%101,757$2,000,000$6.561,217$1,643$54.77
World Relief/Malawi II (2005–2009)28%72,226$2,022,034$7.00537$3,773$125.77
FH/Mozambique (2005–2010)30% overall (32% in Area A; 26% in Area B)219,617$3,024,166$2.786,848$441$14.72
Average of 8 Care Group projects above32%92,300$1,956,016$5.771,531$2,204$67.65
Average of 13 recent USAID-supported child survival projectse13%
  • Abbreviations: DALY, disability-adjusted life year; FH, Food for the Hungry; LiST, Lives Saved Tool; USAID, United States Agency for International Development.

  • a Source of data for the 8 Care Group projects: project final evaluations and personal communication with World Relief, Food for the Hungry, and Plan International child survival staff.

  • b Based on calculations using the LiST tool, uncorrected for underlying secular trends.15

  • c Number of women of reproductive age and children 0–59 months of age served by the project.

  • d USAID expenses plus matching funds provided by the implementing NGO.

  • e Ricca, 2005.17