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Social cost-benefit analysis in Australia and New Zealand: The state of current practice and what needs to be done

Dobes, Leo; Argyrous, George; Leung, Joanne

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All is not well with the evaluation of government programs and projects. Resources available to any society are limited. If governments are to increase the well-being of their citizens, they must be able to select and implement the socially most beneficial projects and policies. But many government agencies lack the expertise to carry out a cost-benefit analysis, or even to commission one. Commercial consultants, on the other hand, often have some analytical expertise, but are not immune...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorDobes, Leo
dc.contributor.authorArgyrous, George
dc.contributor.authorLeung, Joanne
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-05T07:54:17Z
dc.date.available2021-02-05T07:54:17Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781760460204
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/222280
dc.description.abstractAll is not well with the evaluation of government programs and projects. Resources available to any society are limited. If governments are to increase the well-being of their citizens, they must be able to select and implement the socially most beneficial projects and policies. But many government agencies lack the expertise to carry out a cost-benefit analysis, or even to commission one. Commercial consultants, on the other hand, often have some analytical expertise, but are not immune from adopting approaches that accommodate the proclivities of their client agencies. In order to increase analytical rigour and methodological consistency, this publication urges the adoption of a ‘belts and braces’ set of protocols for use in project evaluation.
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU Press
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.titleSocial cost-benefit analysis in Australia and New Zealand: The state of current practice and what needs to be done
dc.typeBook
dc.date.issued2016-04
local.publisher.urlhttps://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.identifier.doi10.22459/SCBAANZ.04.2016
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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