CBA For Evaluators 600

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

Fees (GST inclusive): Members $260, Non-members $425, Student member $125, Student non-member $210*
 * Students must send proof of their full-time student status to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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.

Workshop Content

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

Workshop Outcomes

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

PL competencies

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

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.


 

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