Tools for Policy Analysis: Costing and Cost-Effective Analysis. Group 3 Selection of the Priority Health Project(s) for Investment. Head of the group: Dr Ali Khadr Rapporteur: Dr Mohammad Ali Khalifa Facilitator: Dr Sameen Siddiqi
Tools for Policy Analysis:Costing and Cost-Effective Analysis
Selection of the Priority Health Project(s) for Investment
Dr Ali Khadr
Dr Mohammad Ali Khalifa
Dr Sameen Siddiqi
Role Play by the group members
Issues raised and discussed during the selection process:
(1) ‘Business as usual’ approach
1- Timeline: very limited (as soon as possible, otherwise the money will be lost, very limited time for planning)
2- Was it a trick by the MoF ?
3- Was there a hidden agenda behind this very short notice?
4- The money will be used by interest and pressure groups to be directed towards pre-defined areas ?
(2) Revolutionary new approach:
To adopt scientific criteria :
1- Total DALYs averted by the selected project(s)
2- Number of people affected by the selected project(s)
3- Cost effective analysis
4- Ethical issues