For costing family planning interventions what are benchmark rates for Nepal or for similar regional contexts (such as hill regions in India)? If Nepal data is unavailable, can crude adjustments for rates be made to fit the Nepal context (considering the target groups in scaling up access will be poorer, more remote, less empowered and informed, and therefore more expensive to reach)?
It was not possible to identify a clear data set of rates for family planning interventions within the scope of this study. Relevant literature did not give very recent figures. Two benchmark rates reported for family planning costs in Nepal are presented, and differ significantly. References for tips and advice on costing family planning are also listed, along with contains background reading material on family planning programmes and costs.
Bolton, L. Helpdesk Report: Costing Family Planning Delivery in Nepal. Human Development Resource Centre, UK (2011) 8 pp.