A Voice Crying in the Wilderness? Techniques for Promoting the Use of Evidence and BCA Results to Policymakers
April 13 & 14, 11:00 am -1:00 pm US EST
Benefit-Cost Analysis in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Workshop
May 3, 5, & 7, 11:00 am -1:30 pm US EST
Sir Partha Dasgupta European Webinar
May 7, 2021
SBCA April Professional Development Workshop
April 13 & 14, 11:00 am -1:00 pm US Eastern Time
This two-day workshop includes a mixture of lecture-style presentations, discussion, and hands-on problem-solving on ways to effectively bring benefit-cost analysis results and related evidence to government officials in the fast-paced policy process and help build a culture of evidence use within the executive and legislative branches. Presenters Steven Lize, The Pew Charitable Trusts; Gary VanLandingham, Florida State University; and John Kamensky, IBM Center for Business of Government, bring decades of experience working with public leaders and their key staff as well as best practices gained from working with federal and state government in the United States, and other national governments, to promote evidence-based policymaking. Learn more or register>>
On Balance Blog
On Balance: "Right Enough" Numbers for Air Pollution Policy
By Elisabeth Gilmore, Clark University
Exposure to air pollution continues to be a major health risk, including worsening health risks related to COVID-191. Thus, accounting for these benefits of these avoided health risks is critical in the evaluation of policies that focus on improving air quality and also play an important role in the anticipated climate policies, where improving air quality should be considered as a major co-benefit. However, compared to the scrutiny that has been given to the relationship between exposure to air pollution and adverse health effects, modeling the transport and fate of air pollutants from the emission source to the ambient concentrations to which we are exposed is often given more limited consideration in the modeling chain from emissions to monetary valuation for air pollutants. Read more
Program Assessment Opportunity with the World Bank
The World Bank’s Sustainable Development Practice Group (WB SDPG) is seeking consultant economists to carry out economic and financial analysis of investment projects in the following areas: agriculture and food; environment, natural resources, social development; urban development, disaster risk management, with climate change being a cross-cutting topic.
If you have significant training and experience in analyzing the economic and financial viability of investments in any of these fields, we would like to invite you to register in the WB SDPG Roster of Consultant Project Economists by filling out an online questionnaire.
Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis
This issue features seven articles with specific and timely policies suggestions for the incoming Presidential administration in the U.S.
The issue presents a set of eight papers of much practical importance to the practice of benefit-cost analysis.
The spring 2020 edition of the Journal presents a collection of seven papers addressing the role of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA)...
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