Accession Number : AD0836808

Title :   A METHOD TO EVALUATE INVESTMENT PROJECTS IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Vick, Gerald Allen

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The evaluation of proposed projects for changes in the transportation networks of underdeveloped countries is examined by using a benefit-cost method of analysis. The benefits of investment projects are evaluated through the use of a linear program model which minimizes the cost of production for critical commodity goals. The constraints for the linear program are obtained through the use of input-output systems and multi-regional programming. A present value formulation is used to compare the results of a least investment sequence to all other feasible sequences. The use of the procedure recommended results in the identification of a feasible investment sequence which will result in the achievement of the required production goals. The results of the procedure can be explained in physical terms to identify the reasons for the differences in the resulting present value of the various investment sequences. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN)), COMMERCE, ROADS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MONEY, LINEAR PROGRAMMING, OPTIMIZATION, SEQUENCES(MATHEMATICS), THESES.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE