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Written by: Samir El Ouaamari
Writing date: May 2015
Organizations: Association pour contribuer à l’Amélioration de la Gouvernance de la Terre, de l’Eau et des Ressources naturelles (AGTER), Comité technique « Foncier et développement » (CTFD), Groupe de Recherches et d’Echanges Technologiques (GRET), International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Promoters of development projects usually rely on favourable financial evaluations to decide whether or not to implement them. Some follow non-binding frameworks to minimise the negative impacts of these projects, but these are entirely voluntary. Faced with this situation, what we can do is use economic evaluations to determine whether a project will help achieve common interest objectives – such as generating a net increase in wealth and ensuring that it is equitably distributed within the communities concerned.
Therefore, we need to rehabilitate these methods to ensure that investments are better targeted.
Click on the following link to download the complete document on the « Comité Technique Foncier et Développement » website : www.foncier-developpement.fr/publication/reinstating-economic-evaluations-as-a-means-of-determining-whether-agricultural-investment-projects-will-serve-the-common-interest/