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.
Finances & Economics