ch. 1. Introduction to cost-benefit analysis -- ch. 2. Project appraisal principles -- ch. 3. Project appraisal : decision-rules -- ch. 4. Private cost-benefit analysis : financial appraisal -- ch. 5. Cost-benefit analysis and economic efficiency -- ch. 6. The distribution of project net benefits -- ch. 7. Consumer and producer surplus in cost-benefit analysis -- ch. 8. Non-market valuation -- ch. 9. Uncertainty, information and risk -- ch. 10. Valuing traded and non-traded goods in cost-benefit analysis -- ch. 11. Appraisal of the distribution of project benefits and costs -- ch. 12. Economic impact analysis -- ch. 13. Writing the cost-benefit analysis report.
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