Step 3: Calculating the BBF index score (BBF-TS)

Multiply each GTS by the weight allocated to that gear1 to determine its Weighted GTS:

Weighted GTS Advocacy = GTS Advocacy x 1.6
Weighted GTS Political Will = GTS Political Will x 1.5
Weighted GTS Legislation & Policies = GTS Legislation & Policies x 1.6
Weighted GTS Funding & Resources = GTS Funding & Resources x 1.6
Weighted GTS Training & Program Delivery = GTS Training & Program Delivery x 1.6
Weighted GTS Promotion = GTS Promotion x 1.5
Weighted GTS Research & Evaluation = GTS Research & Evaluation x 1.5
Weighted GTS Coordination, Goals & Monitoring = GTS Coordination, Goals & Monitoring x (1.4)

Add up the 8 Weighted GTS and then divide by 12.32 to calculate the final BBF-TS


1Gear weights were calculated by averaging TAG member impact benchmark ranking scores (low, medium, high) for each benchmark, then averaging the benchmark averages for each gear.

2The denominator for the GTS was determined by summing the weights of all eight gears.

BBF-TS =

[(Weighted GTS Advocacy) + (Weighted GTS Political Will) + (Weighted GTS Legislation & Policies) + (Weighted GTS Funding & Resources) + (Weighted GTS Training & Program Delivery) + (Weighted GTS Promotion) + (Weighted GTS Research & Evaluation) +  (Weighted GTS Coordination, Goals & Monitoring)]/12.3

The final BBF index score can be interpreted using the table below:

BBF Total Score

Interpretation

0 – 1.0

Weak Scaling Up Environment

1.1 to 2.0

Moderate Scaling Up Environment

2.1 to 2.9

Strong Scaling Up Environment

3.0

Outstanding Scaling Up Environment

Example

The GTSs for Country x have been calculated as follows:

Gear

GTS

Result

Advocacy

2.0

Moderate Gear Strength

Political Will

2.0

Moderate Gear Strength

Legislation & Policies

2.4

Strong Gear Strength

Funding & Resources

1.0

Weak Gear Strength

Training & Program Delivery

1.4

Moderate Gear Strength

Promotion

0.7

Weak Gear Strength

Research & Evaluation

1.4

Moderate Gear Strength

Coordination, Goals & Monitoring

1.0

Weak Gear Strength

Next, the Weighted GTS is calculated for each gear:

Gear Total Score

Gear Weight

Weighted GTS

Advocacy

2.0

1.6

3.2

Political Will

2.0

1.5

3.0

Legislation & Policies

2.4

1.6

3.8

Funding & Resources

1

1.6

1.6

Training & Program Delivery

1.4

1.6

2.2

Promotion

0.7

1.5

1.0

Research & Evaluation

1.4

1.5

2.1

Coordination, Goals & Monitoring

1.0

1.4

1.4

Total Weighted GTS

18.3

To calculate the BBF-TS: add the weighted GTS scores and then divide the total by 12.3:

BBF-TS =   18.3 / 12.3= 1.5

Using the table above, we can see with a BBF-TS of 1.5, this country has a Moderate Scaling Up environment to protect, promote and support breastfeeding programs and initiatives.