The most important measure of performance of a mine action programme is value for money. The main determinant of whether a mine action programme delivers good value for money is how well priorities are set at each level.
Many mine action managers are familiar with elements of priority-setting, but few have experience of the full range of issues to be considered when designing a national prioritisation system. This is particularly the case for large, complex mine action programmes.
Therefore, the basic objective of this series of ‘Priority-Setting in Mine Action’ briefs is to assist mine action programmes in achieving greater value for money, through designing and implementing sound priority-setting systems. These systems coordinate the many interrelated decisions logically, taking into consideration costs, benefits and value for money.
The briefs cover the key principles underlying priority-setting and do not provide a blueprint for national prioritisation systems. They enable mine action officials to design and implement prioritisation systems suitable to the place and time, and which adapt to changing contexts.
The initial Briefs in this series are
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Future Briefs are planned to cover, at least