The nature of project identification is discussed, the practical aspects of project identification are described, and comments are made with regard to the special case of India. It is noted that criteria for assessing various alternatives be as simple, robust, unambiguous, & equitable as possible. Project identification in practice consists of 2 stages: the generation of project ideas; and the screening of those ideas to establish priorities. A project in India is described where the difference between the desirable and actual road lengths in each region provided both the targets for improvements and the weights for allocating funds. Examples are quoted which show a tendency to apply the more rigorous economic based methods of analysis to primary and secondary highways, with simpler essentially social criteria for tertiary (local) roads. The purelysocial justification for roads in developing countries has not yet found favor among the major international lending agencies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper appears in "Transport Planning in Developing Countries," which is a publication containing the Proceedings of Seminar U of the Summer Annual Meeting at University of Warwick, England during July, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning and Transport Res and Computation Co Ltd

    167 Oxford Street
    London W1R 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • HOWE, JDGF
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 132-140
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  • Accession Number: 00148233
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  • Report/Paper Numbers: P128
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  • Created Date: Feb 23 1977 12:00AM