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Social Benefits Overview

Inclusion of social benefits in transport planning with the emphasis on poverty reduction. This project aims to provide a rational basis for assessing and measuring benefits and costs from access roads. There are circumstances under which quantification, let alone monetisation, of socio-economic benefits is not possible, and for this reason there is a need to review assessment procedures for low volume roads, and ways in which these may be standardised for road project prioritisation and appraisal more generally. The framework will take a broad approach to the measurement of social benefits and costs that will not be restricted to quantification, but rather will incorporate appropriate methods for diverse cultural, climatic and geographic contexts.

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