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Quantifying the Socio-economic Benefits of Transport

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Published on January 25, 2017

Also available in: French

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This report sets out several of the recent advances, and suggests the most promising approaches, to the quantification and valuation of some of the wider economic benefits that flow from transport-related development. Economic appraisal can offer decision-makers important insights into the expected socio-economic impacts of transport projects. The sophistication of modern supply chains and the growing prominence of the services sector have increased the interest of decision-makers in economic benefits beyond those traditionally captured in transport appraisal.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Executive summary
Improving transport cost-benefit analysis: Overview and findings
The valuation of travel-time variability
Forecasting travel-time reliability in road transport: A new model for the Netherlands
Estimating wider economic impacts in transport project prioritisation using ex-post analysis
Incorporating wider economic impacts within cost-benefit appraisal
Appendices
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