Cost Analysis of Sexuality Education Programme in Tirana, Albania

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What does comprehensive sexuality education cost? Cost Analysis of Sexuality and Life Skills Programme in Tirana, Albania. Presentation by Dr Jari Kempers, health economist PhD. This policy brief documents the cost of Sexuality and Life Skills programme in Tirana in 2017, and predicts the investment needed a fully scaled up national sexuality education programme.

Sexuality and Life Skills programme is implemented by the Institute for Education Development of the Ministry of Education and supported by UNFPA and IPPF. The implementation started in public schools in 2015 and the programme is currently being scaled up.

This policy brief assesses the cost of the current programme in Tirana and forecasts the investment needed from the government for a fully scaled up national programme in public secondary schools of Albania. Moreover, the cost estimations serve as an example for other countries considering the implementation and scale-up of similar sexuality education programmes.

This economic analysis is commissioned by the UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office and UNFPA Albania Country Office.

Health economist (PhD), Dr Jari Kempers

About the author

Dr Jari Kempers is a senior health economist (PhD) and consultant. He founded Qalys Health Economics in 2007. He helps healthcare policymakers and programme managers to make better plans and decisions by providing technical assistance and strategic advice on health economics and health financing topics.

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