Project Planning and Analysis for Development

Project Planning and Analysis for Development

by David Potts
     
 

The purpose of this book is to provide a guide to approaches and techniques involved in planning and analysis of development projects. Content is oriented to the context of developing countries, but much of it is relevant to transitional and developed economies. Focus is on practical issues that arise in project analysis and material is written to be accessible to… See more details below

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The purpose of this book is to provide a guide to approaches and techniques involved in planning and analysis of development projects. Content is oriented to the context of developing countries, but much of it is relevant to transitional and developed economies. Focus is on practical issues that arise in project analysis and material is written to be accessible to readers who may not be specialist economists. The formulation, estimation, and appraisal of projects is examined in early chapters, and later chapters are concerned with financial analysis of projects, economic and social assessment of projects, and the implications of changes in assumptions and prices. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555876494
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
Pt. 1Project Identification and Design
2Projects and the Planning Process11
3Project Identification and Formulation23
4Basic Principles of Project Analysis47
Pt. 2Financial Analysis
5Financial Analysis for Commercial Projects89
6Analysis of Incentive and Response for Small-Scale Producers115
Pt. 3Economic and Social Analysis
7Economic Analysis: An Overview143
8Linkages, Multipliers, and Externalities153
9Benefit Estimation in the Social and Infrastructure Sectors179
10Opportunity Cost and the Basis for Economic Valuation199
11Shadow Prices and Shadow Pricing Systems221
12The Rate of Discount and the Value of Investment255
13Alternative Approaches to Economic Analysis and the Distribution of Costs and Benefits269
14The Limitations of Economic Analysis293
Pt. 4Allowing Assumptions to Vary
15Sensitivity and Risk Analysis309
16Changes in Prices and Exchange Rates327
Pt. 5Conclusion
17Project Planning and Appraisal for Development351
Bibliography357
Index367
About the Book377

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