From economic perspective however, the assessments have had their share of limitations as the net benefits of the projects are not comprehensively captured. For instance, the inability of such assessments to capture the non-market costs has led to inadequate conclusions in reporting. To bridge the gap, the introduced an economic technique to the existing evaluation system by developing a guide for the undertaking cost benefit analysis.
The guide aimed at enhancing management decisions through comprehensive evaluation of project interventions.
The development of the guide was based on participatory methods in order to ensure stakeholders’ involvement. That way, the project would be able to tap into the experiences and lessons learnt in the evaluation of other past interventions, in addition to fostering ownership of the resultant guide. The expected primary audiences of the guide are usually program managers, especially in the health sector. Project leaders, M&E officers and co-coordinators, and other non-governmental organizations working on health related programs are also targeted. Through the use of evaluation tools in this guide, it is hoped that project staff and other stakeholders are able to collect and produce data or verify results that can be used for public relations and promotion of project achievements.