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Table 2 Description of cost centers and data sources

From: Protecting child health and nutrition status with ready-to-use food in addition to food assistance in urban Chad: a cost-effectiveness analysis

Cost Center Description Component Activities Inputs Required per Cost Center Data Sources
Food Assistance (FA): Monthly distributions of staple food rations Personnel devoted to FA-related activities (or % staff time) Review of financial and program documentation. Key informant interviews with administrative staff. Time allocation interviews with implementing staff.
All costs related to monthly distribution of staple rations and activities supporting these distributions
Food for Training activities Staple rations + storage & transport
Post-distribution monitoring Value of beneficiary time spent traveling to, waiting for and attending (FA group) distributions
Sensitization related to FA component Value of beneficiary time traveling to and waiting at clinic for anemia treatment
Staff training Value of distribution sites
Value of time spent by community leaders in beneficiary selection
Equipment & Supplies, including materials for distributing rations and building distribution sites
   Program support costs  
RUSF component: Distribution of RUSF at monthly distribution sessions Personnel devoted to additional activities related to RUSF (or % staff time), and its management and logistics Review of financial and program documentation. Key informant interviews with administrative staff. Time allocation interviews with implementing staff.
All costs related to addition of RUSF to monthly distributions, and related management and logistics
Nutrition surveys RUSF sachets used in program + storage & transport
Sensitization related to RUSF component Value of additional time spent by beneficiaries (FA+RUSF group) attending distributions
Staff training Equipment & Supplies, including medical & anthropometric equipment
Program support costs
  1. RUSF: Ready-to-use Supplementary Food.