n Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering = Joernaal van die Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut van Siviele Ingenieurswese - Consideration of welfare distribution in project evaluation and selection : technical paper

Volume 39, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-2019



This paper provides an outline of how the economic evaluation and selection of transport infrastructure projects can be complemented by social evaluation with a view to achieving a higher degree of equitable welfare distribution within the South African population. The present inequality of income distribution is dealt with briefly, followed by a discussion on the use of equity weights in project evaluation to help bring about a more equitable welfare distribution. The paper is supplemented by an example that illustrates a prioritization of transport projects based on welfare distribution considerations.

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