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SBCA May Professional Development Workshop

Benefit-Cost Analysis in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
May 3, 5, & 7, 11:00 am -1:30 pm US Eastern Time

This online workshop addresses the use of benefit-cost analysis to evaluate policies for improving health and longevity in low- and middle-income countries, focusing on practical application. Participants will develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts that underlie benefit-cost analysis, consider its advantages and limitations, explore its major components and what each should include, and gain familiarity with default estimates for valuing changes in health and longevity.
 
The workshop is based on Reference Case Guidelines for Benefit-Cost Analysis in Global Health and Development, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. These guidelines are intended to increase the comparability of these analyses, improve their quality, and expand their use. The workshop combines presentation with substantial opportunities for interaction and discussion, including case studies. It is designed for those with relatively little experience conducting or reviewing these analyses, although some familiarity with approaches for economic evaluation is desirable. The workshop is intended for cost-effectiveness analysts as well as benefit-cost analysis practitioners, and scholars, policymakers, and other stakeholders who want to increase their understanding of benefit-cost analysis and its application to public health issues globally. 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

JBCA Fall Issue Now Available

This issue features seven articles with specific and timely policies suggestions for the incoming Presidential administration in the U.S.

Volume 11 - Issue 2 of JBCA - Summer 2020

The issue presents a set of eight papers of much practical importance to the practice of benefit-cost analysis.

Volume 11 - Issue 1 of the JBCA Spring 2020

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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Covid-19 BCA Resources

SBCA is currently dedicated to providing the latest and most informative information on COVID-19 Policy Benefit-Cost Resources.

SBCA Member Benefits

Significant discounts on the SBCA Annual Conference registration.

Connection to the pre-eminent, global community of benefit-cost practitioners, advocates, and academics.

A complimentary subscription to the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis.

Access to a growing supply of members-only programs and benefits.

Support of the only organization dedicated entirely to the practice and advancement of benefit-cost analysis.