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Table 3 Cost per cost center

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

Inputs allocated per cost center Costs (€) % of FA or RUSF costs % of Total costs
Food Assistance (FA)    
Institutional costs:    
  Personnel 90,017   
  Expatriate Technical Staff 56,055 7.19 5.55
  Local Technical Staff 33,961 4.35 3.37
  Program costs 525,622   
  Staple rations 498,029 63.84 49.35
  Distribution materials 24,459 3.14 2.42
  Food for Training activities 2,492 0.32 0.25
  Sensitization 642 0.08 0.06
  Logistics 9,128   
  Ration transport ǂ 4,628 0.59 0.46
  Ration storage 4,500 0.58 0.45
  Support costs* allocated 109,837 14.08 10.88
Subtotal institutional (% FA total) 734,604 94.2%  
Community contributions:    
  Beneficiary time & transportation 32,876 4.21 3.26
  Value of loaned sites for distribution days 10,260 1.32 1.02
  Leaders’ time in beneficiary selection 2,349 0.30 0.23
Subtotal community (% FA total) 45,485 5.8%  
Total cost of FA (% total) 780,089 € 100% 77%
+ RUSF component    
Institutional costs:    
  Personnel 84,821   
  Expatriate Technical Staff 62,956 27.49 6.24
  Local Technical Staff 21,865 9.55 2.17
  Program costs 61,551   
  Incentives for caregivers¥ 19,909 8.69 1.97
  Medical & anthropometric equipment Ω 15,283 6.67 1.51
  RUSF 7,483 3.27 0.74
  Surveys 7,376 3.22 0.73
  Other assorted supplies 7,276 3.18 0.72
  Sensitization 2,179 0.95 0.22
  Daily laborers for distributions 1,366 0.60 0.14
  Training 679 0.30 0.07
  Logistics 22,636   
  RUSF transport ǂ    
    International air transport 15,915 6.95 1.58
    Local vehicle transport 5,067 2.21 0.50
  RUSF storage ǂ 1,655 0.72 0.16
  Support costs* allocated 59,671 26.06 5.91
Subtotal institutional (% RUSF total) 228,679 99.9%  
Community contributions:    
  Beneficiary time & transportation (additional) 338 0.15 0.03
Subtotal community (% RUSF total) 338 0.1%  
Incremental cost of RUSF component (% total) 229,017 € 100% 23%
Total costs (FA + RUSF) 1,009,106 €   100%
  Institutional costs 963,283   95%
  Community contributions 45,822   5%
  1. Costs and percentages may not match added totals due to rounding.
  2. FA: Food Assistance; RUSF: Ready-to-use Supplementary Food.
  3. This column indicates the proportion of costs for either the FA or RUSF program component; proportion of total program costs (FA + RUSF) is indicated in the last column.
  4. ¥ These were items given to caregivers, including mosquito nets and laundry soap, to encourage them to attend distributions.
  5. Ω These include minimal costs incurred for mebendazole, iron and folic acid tablets used in managing cases of moderate anemia.
  6. ǂ These costs included related staff such as personnel, guards, and daily workers to unload rations (in the case of FA).
  7. * Support costs include costs for management and other program support services which are shared among program activities, including inputs such as personnel, logistics costs such as vehicles and communications, local office running costs, and supplies such as stationery. These costs were allocated to each program component using an activity-based costing methodology.