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Project appraisal is a generic term that refers to the process of assessing, in a structured way, the case for proceeding with a project or proposal. In short, project appraisal is the effort of calculating a project's viability. It often involves comparing various options, using economic appraisal or some other decision analysis technique.
- Initial Assessment
- Define problem and long-list
- Consult and short-list
- Evaluate alternatives
- Compare and select Project appraisal
Types of appraisal
- Technical appraisal
- Project appraisal
- Commercial and marketing appraisal
- Financial/economic appraisal
- organisational or management appraisal
- Economic appraisal
- Cost-effectiveness analysis
- Scoring and weighting
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