About MFSAS Social Cost-Benefit Analysis Course

This course is designed for professionals who need to engage with CBAs to aid the design and evaluation of public programs and policies, and need hands-on skills to conduct CBAs.

This course equips participants with an understanding and working knowledge of the skills required to apply Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) to the appraisal and evaluation of projects, policies, programs and regulations with mainly social costs and benefits. The workshop will cover the potential uses and limitations of cost-benefit analysis (CBA), introduce Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis, examine the principles and methods underlying CBA and non-market valuation, and provide hands-on exercises to practice the basic skills required to perform CBAs using Excel.

This course does NOT focus on non-economic project evaluation, but rather on the application of financial and economic principles, and analysis to the evaluation of projects, policies etc. with a social focus. Read more here 


UQ's Institute for Social Science Research, Cycad Building, 80 Meiers Road, Indooroopilly, Brisbane, Australia
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