Ensuring Value for Money

Hedges, Claire; Zindel, Kirsten and Sarkar, Bikash Chandra (2019). Ensuring Value for Money. In: Eyres, Ian; McCormick, Robert and Power, Tom eds. Sustainable English Language Teacher Development at Scale: Lessons from Bangladesh. Great Britain: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 189–207.

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Value for Money is often seen by projects as a process for reporting to a funder, a 'back office' function. In contrast, in English in Action, Value for Money had a prominent role in programme design and implementation, being a cross-project, iterative process. The approach focuses on cost-effectiveness - maximising results relative to the cost of inputs. Although projects routinely measure (unit) 'costs', 'results' are harder to gauge in education projects, particularly in quantitative terms, and therefore the relationship between costs and results is less well understood. The English in Action Value for Money framework explores this relationship in the context not only of short-term results, but also long-term sustainable results.

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