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Holistic Framework for Assessing Supply Chain Cost Effectiveness (Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Togo)


Overview

WDI developed an approach and toolkit to help governments and donor agencies manage complex data and conflicting priorities when evaluating supply chain designs. On behalf of the Gates Foundation, WDI developed an approach for quantifying the priorities of individual stakeholders and then used those priorities to weight the observed performance of a supply chain model. Drawing upon academic and industry research in multi-criteria decision analysis, this approach resulted in a simplified, composite performance metric that enabled easy comparison across different supply chain models and stakeholders. By applying this approach retrospectively to health supply chain pilot analyses in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Nigeria and Togo, WDI increased government and donor awareness of the true diversity of real-world stakeholder priorities and highlighted the importance of addressing such priorities in the performance management process.


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