Community Health Planning and Costing Tool (Version 2.0) Handbook

Tool

The Community Health Planning and Costing Tool, a UNICEF tool developed by Management Sciences for Health, is designed to cost packages of community health services (CHS) and produce results to help assess performance, plan future services, and prepare investment cases. This handbook, which corresponds to the Community Health Planning and Costing Tool version 2.0, describes the process for costing community health programs and packages of services and is intended to:

  • Inform tool users how to cost community health programs and/or packages of services.
  • Guide managers and policy makers on how to use the results to improve performance, plan future services, and prepare investment cases to mobilise adequate financial resources. Additional details on how to use the tool and enter data can be found in the user guide, which is embedded directly in the Microsoft Excel tool file.