The review assessed savings and efficiencies realized through the implementation of the consolidated design of GHSC-PSM and our approach using available historical data from predecessor USAID supply chain projects and efficiencies realized over the life of the project. The reviewers concluded that the project has made significant progress since its onset in 2016 and realized greater savings in total costs of procurement than previously seen. Operational and organizational efficiency has also resulted in significant cost savings that can be reinvested in commodity and technical assistance budgets.
In particular, the reviewers emphasized that the project has demonstrated high adaptability with a steep start-up. Per the reviewers, “It should be noted that in the private sector, GHSC-PSM would be considered a highly rapid start-up, requiring learning 'on the fly' and a highly adaptive business process culture.”
The findings and recommendations identify opportunities for continuous improvement to enhance procurement services and supply chain technical assistance going forward. GHSC-PSM continues to undertake initiatives to strengthen its core functions and ensure that the project’s organizational and operational structure is flexible and responsive to the needs of beneficiaries.
With a project end date of November 2023, GHSC-PSM continues to engage with USAID to define innovative ways to strengthen supply chain systems and ensure a consistent, reliable supply of life-saving commodities to programs.