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Project planning and income distribution

  • Authors
  • F. L. C. H. Helmers

Part of the Studies in development and planning book series (SDAP, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The Conventional Project Planning Criteria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. F. L. C. H. Helmers
      Pages 3-17
    3. F. L. C. H. Helmers
      Pages 18-33
    4. F. L. C. H. Helmers
      Pages 34-73
    5. F. L. C. H. Helmers
      Pages 74-90
    6. F. L. C. H. Helmers
      Pages 91-117
    7. F. L. C. H. Helmers
      Pages 118-155
  3. Income Distribution Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. F. L. C. H. Helmers
      Pages 159-171
    3. F. L. C. H. Helmers
      Pages 172-199
    4. F. L. C. H. Helmers
      Pages 200-237
    5. F. L. C. H. Helmers
      Pages 238-259
    6. F. L. C. H. Helmers
      Pages 260-263
    7. F. L. C. H. Helmers
      Pages 264-275
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 276-295

About this book

Introduction

In the past few years several manuals dealing with project planning for the developing countries have been published. One may therefore ask why another study on this subject has been written. The answer is that the manuals, in my opinion, do not deal adequately with the income distribution aspects of projects. This study was written to demonstrate how traditional project plan­ ning criteria can be expanded to include income distribution considerations. Part I of the study (Chapters I through 6) discusses conventional project planning criteria. Chapter I serves as an introduction by reviewing some of the broader principles of the analysis. Chapters 2 and 3 examine in detail the valuation of benefits and costs, paying particular attention to the problems that arise in making such valuations in developing countries. While Chapter 4 is concerned with the rules to be followed for maximizing the net benefits of a single project, Chapter 5 reviews the techniques for maximizing the net benefits of a series of projects. Chapter 6 deals with a number of different topics, ranging from the practical problems posed by linkages and externalities to an examin­ ation of the usefulness of international lending agencies and problems related to divergencies from situations of internal and external balance. Part II is concerned with income distribution, and begins in Chapter 7 with a review of the concept of a social welfare function.

Keywords

income distribution

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-3722-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3724-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-3722-8
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