Social Cost Benefit Analysis
English, Dutch, Italian
Price depends on the complexity of the project and available data. Prices are based on a per hour fee.
1 to 4 months
External assistance needed
Depends on the project and expected impacts. Common inputs are cost calculations, traffic forecasts etc.
Method / Approach
- Exploitation and business plans
- Metropolitan regions
The SCBA is a decision support tool that measures and weighs various impacts of a project or policy. It compares project costs (capital and operating expenses) with a broad range of (social) impacts, e.g. travel time savings, travel costs, impacts on other modes, climate, safety, and the environment. Also impacts on property values and economic impacts can be analysed.
Decisio planners and economists have been using and improving our Social Cost Benefit Analysis (SCBA) tool for over a decade. The tool supports decision makers in various policy areas like transport economics (individual and collective transport measures, cycling, rail, highways, waterways, airports), (renewable) energy, spatial development, water management and tourism.
The output of the SCBA tool indicates weather benefits outweigh costs of certain projects and allow for comparison of different (variations of) measures. Outputs indicate which measure has the highest 'social yield', to what extent goals are reached, which side effects occur and to which parties costs and benefits accrue.
Decisio, Economic Research / N. Hoefsloot
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