Table 2

Cost categories in the cost analysis

Cost componentDescriptionMeans of collectionSource of dataTiming of collection
Programme-related costs
Personnel (staff and consultants)
  • Staff salary

  • Consultant fee

CostIt Software V.4.5Financial and administrative recordsEvery 3 months
Materials and supplies
  • Participant manuals

  • Facilitator manuals

  • Posters

  • Videos

  • Others

Equipment operating costs
  • Office rent

  • Stationery

Media and policy advocacy operating costs
  • Workshops

  • Study tour for journalists

Training and transportation operating costs
  • Training courses for provincial trainers

  • Training courses for commune facilitators

  • Supervision trips

Learning clubs participants’ costs
Costs of health service use for mothers or children
 Direct medical costs
  • Drugs

  • Physician visits

  • Hospital stays

  • Others

Face-to-face interview
  • Study women

  • Husbands

  • Grandparents

  • Other caregivers

Follow-up 1, 2, 3
 Direct non-medical care costs
  • Transportation

  • Equipment

  • Accommodation

  • Food

  • Other out-pocket payments

 Indirect resource use
  • Time missed from work for patient

  • Time missed from work for unpaid caregiver

Costs of participating in Learning Clubs meetings
 Indirect resource use
  • Travelling time

  • Time missed from work for participant

  • Travelling costs

Face-to-face interview
  • Study women

  • Family members

Follow-up 1, 2, 3