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Project Planning and Analysis for Development

David Potts
Project Planning and Analysis for Development
ISBN: 978-1-55587-649-4
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2002/377 pages/LC: 2002020151

"Provides an ideal starting point for anyone commencing a project in a developing country."—Development Resources Review

DESCRIPTION

In this comprehensive, practical guide to project planning and appraisal in developing countries, David Potts focuses on economic and financial analysis, but also gives serious weight to such key factors as sustainability and social impact.

Part 1 of the book considers a range of approaches to project identification and design and introduces basic techniques for determining costs and benefits. Part 2 provides an outline for the financial analysis of commercial projects, incorporating the issue of possible noncommercial objectives; here, Potts includes a discussion of methods for assessing projects that involve small-scale producers. Part 3 explores the economic and social analysis of projects.

The final section of the book addresses the practicalities of dealing with risk and uncertainty in project planning, including ways to account for the realities of inflation and exchange-rate fluctuations.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Potts is senior lecturer at the Bradford Centre for International Development, University of Bradford.

CONTENTS

  • Introduction.
  • PROJECT IDENTIFICAITON AND DESIGN.
  • Projects and the Planning Process.
  • Project Identification and Formulation.
  • Basic Principles of Project Analysis.
  • FINANCIAL ANALYSIS.
  • Financial Analysis for Commercial Projects.
  • Analysis of Incentive and Response for Small-Scale Producers.
  • ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ANALYSIS.
  • Economic Analysis: An Overview.
  • Linkages, Multipliers, and Externalities.
  • Benefit Estimation in the Social and Infrastructure Sectors.
  • Opportunity Cost and the Basis for Economic Valuation.
  • Shadow Prices and Shadow Pricing Systems.
  • The Rate of Discount and the Value of Investment.
  • Alternative Approaches to Economic Analysis and the Distribution of Costs and Benefits.
  • The Limitations of Economic Analysis.
  • ALLOWING ASSUMPTIONS TO VARY.
  • Sensitivity and Risk Analysis.
  • Changes in Prices and Exchange Rates.
  • CONCLUSION.
  • Project Planning and Appraisal for Development.
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