Annex 4: Potential Cost Items of a BRIDGE Program

Annex 2: Version 1 Curriculum Framework
August 18, 2009
Annex 5: BRIDGE Evaluation Cycle
August 18, 2009

Annex 4: Potential Cost Items of a BRIDGE Program

Below is a list of possible costs to consider when planning a BRIDGE program.  Not all costs will be relevant, depending on the context of the program, and there may also be other items not listed here that will need to be considered.  This list is not definitive or exhaustive, and is meant as a guide only.

Needs assessment costs

  • BRIDGE expert costs (items may include fees; travel and accommodation; etc.)
  • Communications costs (items may include telephone calls; email/internet setup; postage and freight costs; video-conferencing; etc.)
  • Venue hire and catering (items may include meeting rooms; video-conferencing; refreshments; projectors and screens; internet access fees; etc.)
  • Research costs (items may include: client data collection; country briefings; etc.)
  • Interpretation costs (items may include: interpreter fees; interpreter briefings; etc.)

 

Planning and overall program development team costs

  • Program development team costs (items may include: salaries; benefits; expenses; etc.)
  • Office accommodation costs (items may include: office rental; running costs such as water and electricity; security costs; furniture; cleaning costs; etc.)
  • Office expenses (items may include: stationery; office equipment; computers and printers; photocopiers and faxes; etc.)
  • Communications costs (items may include telephone calls; email/internet setup; postage and freight costs; video-conferencing etc.)
  • Research costs (items may include: pre-workshop assessment surveys; gathering of local data for use in program; etc.)
  • BRIDGE expert costs (items may include fees; travel and accommodation; etc.)

 

Customisation costs

  • Customisation team costs (items may include fees; travel and accommodation; etc.)
  • Communications costs (items may include telephone calls; email/internet setup; postage and freight costs; video-conferencing; etc.)
  • Venue hire and catering (items may include: meeting rooms; video-conferencing; refreshments; projectors and screens; internet access fees; etc.)
  • Research costs (items may include: gathering of local data for use in program; analysis of pre-workshop assessments; stakeholder liaison costs; etc.)
  • Translation costs (items may include: translator fees; document preparation; document transportation; proofreading costs; backup in case of poor quality translation; etc.)
  • Artwork and printing (items may include: designer fees; document preparation; document transportation; proofreading costs; printer fees; etc.)

 

Workshop costs

  • BRIDGE facilitator costs – a fully accredited lead facilitator plus supporting accredited facilitators (items may include: fees for both preparation and delivery time; travel and accommodation; etc.)
  • Administrative and program management support costs (items may include salaries; expenses; travel and accommodation; short-term administrative help; overtime; etc.)
  • Interpretation costs (items may include: interpreter fees; interpreter briefings; etc.)
  • Invited expert expenses (items may include: expert fees; briefings; travel and accommodation; thank you gifts; etc.)
  • Participant costs (items may include: travel and accommodation; application processing; etc.)
  • Venue hire and catering (items may include: workshop rooms; break-out rooms; video-conferencing; refreshments and meals; projectors and screens; television and DVD; computer/laptop; etc.)
  • Workshop materials costs (items may include: notepads; poster paper; markers and pens; tape; string; freight and transport; etc.)
  • BRIDGE materials (items may include: Facilitator and Participant Handbooks; photocopying and printing; collation; certificates and nametags; freight and transport; etc.)
  • Communications costs (items may include: telephone calls; email/internet setup; postage and freight costs; video-conferencing; etc.)
  • Official hospitality costs (items may include: official dinner; ‘welcome’ event such as cocktails, meet and greet; gifts; etc.)
  • Information and promotional costs (items may include: BRIDGE posters; workshop banners; BRIDGE brochures; stakeholder brochures; freight and transport; etc.)

 

Evaluation and reporting costs

  • Program development team costs (items may include: salaries; benefits; expenses; etc.)
  • Evaluation consultancy costs (items may include fees; travel and accommodation; etc.)
  • Communications costs (items may include: telephone calls; email/internet setup; postage and freight costs; video-conferencing; etc.)
  • Research costs (items may include: analysis of evaluation data such as pre-workshop assessments and monitoring data; follow-up research such as surveys and interviews; stakeholder liaison costs; etc.)
  • Reporting costs (items may include: document preparation; document transportation; document publication; etc.)

Costs to consider relating to travel (at various stages)

  • Transport costs (items may include: flights; train or coach tickets; car hire; petrol costs; driver costs; transfers between airports/stations to accommodation; taxi costs; etc.)
  • Accommodation costs (items may include: room hire; breakfast costs; cancellation costs; etc.)
  • Medical costs (items may include: immunisations for travellers; emergency medical costs; first aid kit; etc.)
  • Per diem costs (items may include: incidental per diem; meal costs; etc.)
  • Other travel costs (items may include: visa processing fees; transit visas; passport fees; departure and other travel taxes; etc.)

 

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