RésEAU Webinar: A short introduction to the financial and economic analysis of development projects



Join us for a webinar on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at  08:00 Montreal time (1h30 duration)
(14:00 Bern | 17:00 Tashkent/ Dushanbe | 13:00 London | 15:00 Nairobi)

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A short introduction to the financial and economic analysis of development projects

Mark your calendars! The RésEAU is delighted to announce a new webinar as part of its 2018 series of webinars, which will run from April to September 2018. It is open to all SDC staff and partner organisations to attend.

This second webinar is of relevance to all who are working on designing, implementing and evaluating development projects, with a particular focus on the water sector. What is cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and what is the difference with cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA)? Why is economic assessment important for development projects, such as the ones SDC undertake? What are the appropriate methodology and the particularities of applying CBA or CEA in the water sector?

During this webinar, Pradeep Itty, Head of Quality Assurance and Poverty Reduction at SDC, will present an overview of the methodology for CBA and CEA in the development sector. This will be followed by a presentation by Dr Dominique Guenat from the Bern University of Applied Sciences, who will give a practical example of the application of this analysis in the water sector in Zimbabwe. These two experts will be available then to answer all your questions during the second part of the webinar, which will be dedicated to a Q&A session.


This webinar will take place on Thursday, 31st of May, at 2 pm CEST (Bern time). Check your local time here.

To attend the webinar, please register by clicking on the registration button above or on this link by Wednesday, 30th of May. An email will be sent to all registered participants with connection details prior to the webinar.


In order to make the most of this webinar, it is strongly recommended that participants take the time to familiarise themselves with the concepts of Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis by:

  • Reading the SDC How-To Note “Financial and Economic Analysis of Projects with a focus on Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) and Cost Effectiveness Analysis (CEA)” (available here);
  • Taking the online SDC course on Cost-Benefit Analysis (available here);
  • Watching these explanatory videos on Cost-Benefit Analysis.


This is the second webinar in a series organised by the RésEAU this year. This webinar is organised by Andreas Steiner, SDC and Meleesa Naughton, Skat.

Please contact meleesa.naughton@skat.ch if you have any questions.

The first RésEAU webinar was on The costs of inaction: how to make the case for reform. The recording and presentations from the first RésEAU webinar are available here.

More details will be announced soon about the next webinars, which will be dedicated to the theme of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and water governance, with four upcoming webinars on the following topics:

· International water management trends, from the promises to the reality;

· IWRM in a fragmented context and the evolution of water governance at the national level;

· The case for pragmatism in transboundary water governance;

· Transboundary water management and the necessary compatibility of national water governance architectures.