Technical Brief: The Costs of Micronutrient Interventions: Policy Issues and Interventions

This technical brief provides an overview of the literature relating to the cost analysis of micronutrient programs and identifies factors involved in planning and implementing successful programs, focusing on supplementation and fortification. Cost studies can play an important role at the individual country level in helping to identify how and where to improve the efficiency and coverage of programs and thereby make resources “go further” and contribute to the programs becoming more sustainable.