2011. Comparative study on International ex-ante assessment methods for public works

Stud_ComparatoThe study was aimed at examining the choices of Policy Makers concerning transport infrastructure decisions, both at the strategic level (when deciding among alternative investments) and design level (when defining the characteristics of a project). The focus was on the assessment methods and analysed the role of evaluation during the phases of project decision on large infrastructural projects.

The study backed the policy indications for Italy on the analysis of the assessment procedures of six European countries.

Moreover the study reveals how Italy should conform to the European scene through the adoption of guidelines for Cost-Benefit Analysis.

In conclusion the study proposes a different view point to reconsider the planning and evaluation processes concerning large transport infrastructure projects in Italy