Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

The FRONTIERS project worked with three Bolivian NGOs (Prosalud, the Center for Research, Education and Services or CIES, and the Association of Rural Health Programs or APSAR) to improve their ability to conduct research on market analysis and cost recovery. Following a one-week workshop on conducting cost studies, staff from the three NGOs designed operations research studies to help with decisions on planning and cost recovery. Study findings showed that cost recovery varied from high (Prosalud, 83-109%) to low (CIES, 38-46%) and very low (APSAR, 10-25%), depending on the service. All three studies focused on alternative options to client fees, including developing new services or market approaches (Prosalud), controlling costs (CIES), and continued donor support (APSAR).

DOI

doi.org/10.31899/rh1.1023

Language

English

Project

Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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