Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government created a video montage of the JBCA Special Issue — Benefit-Cost Analysis in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Methods and Case Studies. Check out the 2019 JBCA Special issue here - http://bit.ly/2HcgqC4
Conducting Benefit-Cost Analysis in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Read the paper here: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/mrcbg/publications/awp/awp109
Investing in global health and development requires making difficult choices about what policies to pursue and what level of resources to devote to different initiatives. Methods of economic evaluation are well established and widely used to quantify and compare the impacts of alternative investments. However, if not well conducted and clearly reported, these evaluations can lead to erroneous conclusions. Differences in analytic methods and assumptions can obscure important differences in impacts. To increase the comparability of these evaluations, improve their quality, and expand their use, this special issue includes a series of papers developed to support reference case guidance for benefit-cost analysis. In this introductory article, the authors discuss the background and context for this work, summarize the process they are following, describe the overall framework, and introduce the articles that follow.
Browse M-RCBG’s complete Associate Working Paper series here: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/mrcbg/publications/awp