Current Issues in Project Analysis for Development by John Weiss, David Potts

By John Weiss, David Potts

For over fifty years venture research suggestions were utilized within the evaluation of improvement tasks the place poorly designed and appraised initiatives can waste scarce assets. This examine examines the continuing relevance of this procedure, assesses methodological advancements over this era and investigates present sensible difficulties within the program of those techniques.

This significant paintings brings jointly authors with event of either educational and operational undertaking paintings to target matters resembling the shadow alternate price, the shadow salary, the cut price expense and evaluation of poverty influence and danger, in addition to difficulties in terms of particular sectors overlaying environmental initiatives, shipping, schooling and future health. There also are common chapters at the adventure of semi-input-output-based estimation of shadow costs and the relevance of shadow pricing recommendations to the context of built economies within the european. an summary by way of the editors units out the evolution of the literature and highlights present matters. the final end is that undertaking research thoughts stay correct, albeit inside a truly diversified improvement context to that during which they have been initially envisaged to be applied.

With new views on key fiscal parameters, this ebook will entice lecturers engaged on improvement, officers concerned with venture reduction programmes, postgraduate scholars of improvement economists engaged on improvement projects.

Contributors: P.B. Anand, M. Florio, M. Fujimura, E. Kula, E. Londero, C. Nash, D. Potts, S. Vignetti, okay. Ward, J. Weiss

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Since markets that relate even indirectly to these natural assets do not exist, implicit markets offer relatively little help in the valuation problem, and a direct stated preference or survey approach will be required. The valuation approaches discussed so far have the significant limitation that they address only the use value of the environment. If the other components of environmental value – that is, option and existence value – are to be quantified, this can be done only by direct survey techniques that elicit a subjective response to the value placed on the environment.

2001: Chapter 5), Curry and Weiss (2000: 326–30), Potts (2002: 354–5), Campbell and Brown (2003: 13–14). For example Del Bo et al. (2009, 2011) have made estimates for shadow wage rates in a number of European countries and regions. Kirkpatrick and MacArthur (1990) investigated the potential use of shadow wage rates in Northern Ireland and similar work has been done by Honohan (1998) in relation to the Republic of Ireland. Potts (2008) has argued that shadow wage rates could be used for appraisal and evaluation of regeneration projects in the UK.

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