Futures Institute designs analytical computer models to support effective policymaking
through analysis of existing information, impacts of specific programs and projections of
demographic and other social and economic topics.
Spectrum is a suite of easy to use policy models which provide policymakers with an
analytical tool to support the decision making process. Models included in the SPECTRUM
system are: DemProj, FamPlan, LiST, AIM, GOALS, Resource Needs Model, RAPID, Safe Motherhood and Allocate
The OneHealth Tool is a model to be used for supporting the costing, budgeting,
financing and national strategies development of the health sector in developing
countries with a focus on integrated planning and strengthening health systems.
This model seeks to leverage the most useful components of the different tools
that currently exist and is designed in a modular fashion allowing for program
specific costing as well as health system component costing.
A tool that contains data from baseline surveys done for the Gates Foundations Urban Reproductive Health Initiative by Measurement Learning & Evaluation (MLE). The data provides information on basic family planning indicators as well the three main intervention areas of Quality of Service, Integration, and Private Sector involvement. Data from both the women’s questionnaire and the facility survey are included. [ Download DataLook ]
An Excel-based database that evaluates the literature for HIV/AIDS interventions.
The Decision-Makers’ Program Planning Tool (DMPPT) was developed by the USAID | Health Policy Initiative in collaboration with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) to enable decision-makers to understand the potential cost and impact of various options for scaling up male circumcision services. It calculates the cost of male circumcision services by delivery mode based on clinical guidelines and locally derived information about staff time and salaries, supplies, equipment, and shared facility and staff costs. The DMPPT also estimates the impact of male circumcision on the HIV epidemic. Coverage levels and speed of scale-up can be varied to examine potential cost and impact under different scenarios. The DMPPT incorporates sensitivity analysis for key inputs, including the impact of male circumcision on women. It estimates HIV incidence, HIV prevalence, AIDS deaths, overall costs, and net cost per HIV infection averted as a function of the number of male circumcisions performed.