Fiscal Reform

Fiscal Reform: Cost Benefit Analysis

Prof Harberger

This page is dedicated to the study of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) and their application to investment decisions, with particular emphasis on project appraisal in the public sector. Presentations, documents, and reference materials from past as well as upcoming trainings are provided on this page for visitors' convenience. This page is designed to be of particular use to USAID officers in understanding and deepening their knowledge of CBA / CEA for project design and evaluation.

Fiscal Reform: Case Studies

This page features several case studies of USAID/US Government project interventions that have been effective in promoting fiscal reform in developing and transition countries. These approaches and interventions have been, or could be, adapted to similar needs in other jurisdictions. Thus, the target audience includes USAID officers, host country fiscal officers, other donors and anyone interested in what has been learned through fiscal management assistance projects in various parts of the world.

Reforming Budget Systems (Best Practices)

Attached Document: 
Source: 
Browne, Eileen
Document Type: 
PDF
Date: 
June 1, 2010

Summary: This study, part of the Fiscal Reform and Economic Governance project's "Best Practices" series, has three core purposes. First, it is meant to underscore the fundamental importance of budgetary institutions in fostering responsive, responsible, and accountable governance. Second, it is written to highlight some of the keys to successful budget and PFM reform based on international experiences.

Reforming Budget Systems (Full Study)

Source: 
Browne, Eileen
Document Type: 
PDF
Date: 
June 1, 2010

Summary: This study, part of the Fiscal Reform and Economic Governance project's "Best Practices" series, has three core purposes. First, it is meant to underscore the fundamental importance of budgetary institutions in fostering responsive, responsible, and accountable governance. Second, it is written to highlight some of the keys to successful budget and PFM reform based on international experiences.

Fredonia Water Spreadsheet

Attached Document: 
Source: 
USAID, DAI, MCC
Document Type: 
PDF
Date: 
September 1, 2009

USAID/EGAT's Office of Economic Growth sponsored an introductory course on Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) for USAID officers twice in 2009, first in September and again in December. The course, led by former USAID economist Dr. Richard Harber, provides an overview of the theory and mechanics of conducting cost-benefit analysis of projects, particularly in the USAID context.

Fedonia Roads Spreadsheet

Attached Document: 
Source: 
USAID, DAI, MCC
Document Type: 
PDF
Date: 
September 1, 2009

USAID/EGAT's Office of Economic Growth sponsored an introductory course on Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) for USAID officers twice in 2009, first in September and again in December. The course, led by former USAID economist Dr. Richard Harber, provides an overview of the theory and mechanics of conducting cost-benefit analysis of projects, particularly in the USAID context.

Fredonia Agriculture Spreadsheet

Attached Document: 
Source: 
USAID, DAI, MCC
Document Type: 
PDF
Date: 
September 1, 2009

USAID/EGAT's Office of Economic Growth sponsored an introductory course on Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) for USAID officers twice in 2009, first in September and again in December. The course, led by former USAID economist Dr. Richard Harber, provides an overview of the theory and mechanics of conducting cost-benefit analysis of projects, particularly in the USAID context.

Economic Analysis of the Administration of Justice Project in El Salvador

Attached Document: 
Source: 
Mark Gallagher
Document Type: 
PDF
Date: 
March 1, 1993

The paper briefly describes the Administration of Justice Project and then presents the updated project economic analysis. l The economic analysis consists of four parts. The first part discusses relationships between the judiciary, civil liberties and property rights, on the one hand, and certain key economic activities, on the other. The second part reviews empirical findings from past u.5earch relating political freedom or democracy and similar concepts to economic growth.

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