Pilot project to quantifying social benefits of road rehabilitation for project prioritization - Sustainable Development Prize

Illustrations 1, 6 & 7 © Toni Paju - Other illustrations © Finnoc

Road improvements have several positive socio-economic benefits which determine the feasibility of road projects, but no universally accepted methods exist for quantifying them. The World Bank commissioned a study in Papua New Guinea in 2014 for ranking 11 road projects in priority order. Finnish overseas consultants (Finnoc) developed a method for quantifying socio-economic benefits for the rehabilitation of each road.