PRE-REQUISITE: registrants must have attended the Workshop: Introduction to Cost Benefit Analysis or have had previous experience of cost-benefit analysis (e.g. through work or study)
Date and time: Tuesday 23rd March and Tuesday 30th March 2021, 11.00am to 2.30pm AEDT (registration from 10.45am) Registrants are to attend both sessions. (full day workshop - 2 sessions)
Venue: Via Zoom. Details will be emailed to registrants just prior to the workshop start time
Facilitator: David Marchant
Register online by: 18 March 2021. Spaces limited to 25 participants from Australia and NZ and international AES members
Purpose of Workshop
Cost-benefit analysis is the method of economic evaluation preferred by most jurisdictions.
This workshop builds on the introductory ‘Cost-Benefit Analysis for Evaluators’ workshop and is designed for those who want to increase their understanding of cost-benefit analysis and apply it to economic evaluation.
This workshop will focus on the application of fundamental concepts in cost-benefit analysis to the economic evaluation of programs, projects, and policies that have a social or health focus.
Topics that will be covered include:
- Review of fundamental concepts in cost-benefit analysis
- Building economic evaluation (and cost-benefit analysis) into your program design
- Identifying and valuing impacts
- Valuation principles and methods
- Social welfare and distributional impacts
- Practical issues and challenges associated with undertaking cost-benefit analysis for the economic evaluation of programs, projects, and policies that have a social or health focus
Learning outcomes will include:
- Increased understanding of the fundamental concepts in CBA
- Ability to plan and build economic evaluation (and cost-benefit analysis) into your program design
- Understanding of how to identify and value impacts
- Understanding of how to assess distributional impacts
- Gain practical experience of applying cost-benefit analysis for the economic evaluation of programs, projects, and policies that have a social or health focus
This workshop aligns with competencies in the AES Evaluator’s Professional Learning Competency Framework. The identified domains are:
- Domain 1 – Evaluative attitude and professional practice
- Domain 2 – Evaluation theory
- Domain 4 – Research methods and systematic inquiry
- Domain 7 – Evaluation Activities
Who should attend?
Evaluators who have attended the introductory ‘Cost-Benefit Analysis for Evaluators’ workshop and who want to increase their understanding of cost-benefit analysis and apply it to economic evaluation.
This workshop assumes a basic understanding of economic evaluation and of the fundamental concepts of cost-benefit analysis.
Workshop start times
- VIC, NSW, ACT, TAS: 11.00am
- SA: 10.30am
- QLD: 10.00am
- NT: 9.30am
- Perth: 8.00am
- New Zealand: 1.00pm
- For other time zones please go to https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
About the facilitator
David Marchant is an accredited facilitator and the Managing Director of Inform Economics (www.informeconomics.com), specialist practitioners in the development and preparation of cost-benefit analyses.
Over recent years, Inform Economics have developed many cost-benefit analyses across a wide range of government sectors including health, disability, environment, fire & emergency management, government services, housing, responsible gambling, workplace safety, tourism, and events.