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Minimum Expenditure Basket (MEB) Decision Making Tools

February 2020 — By Nathalie Klein, Paula Gil Baizan

Update: This publication was revised in 2022. Please read the revised publication here.

The purpose of this tipsheet is to accompany practitioners and decision makers through key stages in the process of calculating an MEB to: (a)
identify what is the most appropriate path to take in relation to their
particular context, identified objective, existing capacities and available
resources; and (b) access guidance on specific technical issues.