Cost Effectiveness Tools


Keziban Rukiye Tasci

Keziban is a graduate student in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Department at Northeastern University. She holds a M.S. in Operations Research from Northeastern University and a B.S. in Mathematics from Yildiz Technical University in Turkey. Her bachelor’s thesis explored the topic of close loop supply chain.

Ye Shen

Ye leads the FAQR cost-effectiveness work stream, and she is part of the Data Team for FAQR field research in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone. Ye graduated from Johns Hopkins with a MSPH in International Health-Human Nutrition and a certificate in Public Health Economics. Prior to FAQR, she has contributed to GIS mixed methods research on food environment of the American Indian Reservations, and has worked on issues related to breastfeeding at the World Health Organization. Ye has a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University.

The Cost-Effectiveness workstream’s main objective is to maximize value for money through translation of cost-effectiveness evidence for use in food assistance policy and programming.  The Food Assistance Cost-Effectiveness Tool (FACET) was developed to guide decision-makers (funders and implementers of nutrition programs using specialized nutritious foods) to explicitly use data and information to incorporate cost-effectiveness in the decision-making process.