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Author Brent, Robert J., 1946-

Title Cost-benefit analysis for developing countries / Robert J. Brent
Edition [New edition]
Published Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar, [1998]


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Description xii, 308 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. 1. The Essentials of the S & T Approach. 1. Introduction to project appraisal and cost-benefit analysis. 2. Investment criteria. 3. Distributional weights. 4. The social discount rate. 5. The shadow wage rate. 6. Shadow prices for traded goods. 7. Shadow prices for non-traded goods. 8. The standard conversion factor and the shadow exchange rate -- Pt. 2. Further Issues in Project Appraisal. 9. Comparison of methods I. 10. Comparison of methods II. 11. Allowing for risk. 12. Basic needs. 13. Structural adjustment loans. 14. Summary, conclusions and recent developments
Summary The aim of Cost-Benefit Analysis for Developing Countries is to interpret, expand and evaluate the principles of project appraisal using the approach recommended by the World Bank. Robert Brent challenges a number of their findings, particularly through the inclusion of the 'numbers effect', the number of people affected by a development project, as a separate social objective. The book is based on a combination of sound economic theory and extensive empirical research, and case studies are used throughout to illustrate the theory. The author analyses, from an applied perspective, the most recent developments in project appraisal. Cost-Benefit Analysis for Developing Countries will be essential reading for students with an interest in development economics, development studies, public policy and comparative economic systems as well as policy makers and practitioners in international organizations and developing countries
Notes Bibliography: p291-297. _ Includes index
Previous ed. published as: Project appraisal for developing countries. Hemel Hempstead : Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1990
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-297) and index
Subject Economic development projects -- Developing countries -- Cost effectiveness.
Economic development projects -- Developing countries -- Evaluation.
Author Brent, Robert J., 1946- Project appraisal for developing countries
LC no. 97030628
ISBN 1858985676