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Table 2 Comparison of findings of the cost analysis (US$ 2009 prices)

From: Cost analysis of school-based sexuality education programs in six countries

Country Nigeria Kenya Indonesia India [i] Estonia Netherlands [ii]
Name of SE program Family Life and HIV Education World Starts With Me Daku! Adolescent reproductive and sexual health curriculum Human Studies (SE is part of it) Long Live Love
Period considered 1999–2009 2005–2009 2005–2009 2010–2014 1991–2009 1999–2009
Program duration (years) (a) 3 1 1 3 3 (7) 1
Total program costs (b) 3,400,000 1,380,000 1,200,000 10,800,000 5,610,000 12,200,000
Annualized costs in 2009 (c) 562,000 364,000 289,000 3,502,000 311,000 830,000
Schools covered in 2009 (d) 319 112 77 5,560 382 174
Average class size (students) 75 - 150 44 30 45 18 20
Average SE teaching time per class per year (hours) 14.2 hours per class per year
42.7 hours over three years
46.3 hours per class per year 47.2 hours per class per year 7.9 hours per class per year
23.7 hours over three years
33. hours over three years 11.4 hours per class (one LLL lesson is 2.2 hours)
Teachers’ monthly gross salary 350 467 276 298 1,500 4,137
Cost per school reached in 2009 (e) = (c)/(d) 1,762 3,250 3,750 630 814 4,768
Cumulative number of students reached (f) 694,000 13,000 6,240 990,000 190,000 376,000
Students covered in 2009 (g) 246,000 7,300 1,805 780,000 28,000 25,300
Cost per student reached in 2009 (h) = (c)/(g) 2.28 49.98 159.93 4.49 11 32.80
Cost per student reached (who completed the curriculum) in 2009 (i) = (a)*(h) [iii] 6.90 50 159.90 13.50 32.90 32.80
Budgetary outlays per student reached (who completed the curriculum) in 2009 [iv] 0.62 37.20 135.44 2.52 8.39 10.40
  1. iIndia data refers to the planned implementation period 2010–2014. Where 2009 is stated, it should read 2014.
  2. iiThe Netherlands refers to program version LLL3 during the period 2001–2009. Earlier versions LLL1 and LLL2 during the period 1991–1998 were excluded from the study.
  3. iiiCost per student reached refers to students who have completed the curriculum. The costs are calculated as the duration of the curriculum multiplied by the costs per student covered in 2009.
  4. ivBudgetary outlays refers to MoE’s additional cost of providing sexuality education; costs that occur in addition to the regular expenses, e.g. teacher salaries that are paid also in the absence of a SBE program.