Value-for-Money Analysis (economic evaluation) of the National Indigenous Postvention Service, Thirrili Ltd
The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) funds Thirrili Ltd to provide postvention support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by suicide. The program, the National Indigenous Postvention Service, commenced operations in early 2017 with a three-year budget of $10 m. HMA was contracted by Thirrili Ltd to undertake a value-for-money (VfM) assessment of the postvention service required under their funding and service agreement with the NIAA. The complex nature of the service delivery environment required culturally sensitive engagement by the HMA team. Using a mixed methods approach, HMA collected, analysed, and synthesised data from a range of sources to inform our assessment. Our report identified the value-for-money performance level of the postvention service within each VfM domain. Based on our findings, we suggested strategies that the board and senior management could implement to improve financial performance of the postvention service over time.
The project was completed in July 2020.