Learning and resources on gender in education
Capturing Cost Data
The Capturing Cost Data Guidance Note, prepared by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), World Bank Group and Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF), provides process guidance on how to collect data to measure the cost of interventions. Policymakers and implementing agencies constantly face budget constraints. Only by knowing the effectiveness and costs of an intervention can they make informed decisions about allocating scarce resources. Cost metrics, even in the absence of estimates of impact, can also help link government funding and transfers to actual need, identify opportunities to save money, and predict budgets required to scale up interventions.