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Table 2 Program output and cost parameters

From: Cost-effectiveness analysis of a large-scale crèche intervention to prevent child drowning in rural Bangladesh

Parameters Model of annualized costs* Monthly data from two study areas (54-month observations) Source
Program Output Annual total Monthly total SD Min Max
Functional crèches 1554 1554 585 9 1600 Program data
Total caseload (children enrolled/exposed) 40,378 40,378 15,572 166 47,992 ibid
Children per crèche 26 26 6 18 30 Authors' calculations
Program Cost (in 2015 US$)
Fixed cost (FC)
 Start-up $534 $44 - - - Program data and authors' calculations using 54-observations of monthly expenditures, including data from both study areas in Bangladesh
 Equipment (administration) $203 $17 $135 $0 $964
 Trainings $3356 $280 $862 $0 $4820
 Crèche maintenance (stationery supplies and repairs) $41,803 $3484 $12,032 $56 $74,719
FC sub-total $45,896 $3825 - $168 $75,191
Variable cost (VC)
 Wages and stipends (field staff) $540,612 $45,051 $16,329 $687 $50,825
 Community engagement (sensitization, UPICs, VPICs) $1959 $163 $149 $0 $1013
 Transportation $10,662 $889 $490 $45 $2940
 Field overhead (rent, utilities, maintenance) $7497 $625 $313 $110 $1020
 Administration (wages, rent, communication, maintenance) $40,448 $3371 $1241 $2348 $8406
 VC sub-total $601,179 $50,098 $4178 $55,362
Total cost $647,074 $53,923 $6728 $92,004
Average cost
 Per crèche $416.35 $34.70 $171.52 $32.54 $847.37 Authors' calculations
 Per child $16.03 $1.34 $7.88 $1.08 $40.53 Ibid
  1. *See the Additional file 1 for details about the model of annualized costs. †Useful life of fixed costs for startup, equipment, trainings, and crèche maintenance were assumed to be 10, 7.5, 5 and 3 years respectively. Parameters with black bold text indicate major parameter groups: program output, program cost, average cost. Parameters in italic text indicate type of cost group: fixed cost, variable cost, total cost