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Document Number: 9913

Strengthening Benefit-Cost Analysis for Early Childhood Interventions: Workshop Summary - This report “summarizes a workshop that was held to explore ways to strengthen benefit-cost analysis so it can be used to support effective policy decisions.” It presents innovations and challenges related to each step of benefit-cost analyses: from determining the impact of a program to calculating its costs to assigning economic values to its benefits. The gathering explored emerging methodologies, such as using short-term outcomes to project future economic benefits. The last chapter documents insights and challenges in communicating findings to policy makers. (The National Academies Press, 2009)...

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P-3 Evaluation/Economic Benefits

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