The evaluation of economic development conflict is present: Projects where military investing in health care in el salvador

Ronald J. Vogel, Jon B. Christianson

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Abstract

Increasingly, U.S. policymakers have proposed development projects in areas of the world undergoing rapid, disruptive, and often violent challenges to existing political regimes. The U.S. government typically requires that these projects undergo an economic evaluation before they can be implemented. While benefit‐cost theory and practice have made substantial gains over the last 20 years, they are more easily and aptly applied to stable economic and political conditions. This paper raises several issues concerning the theory and practice of benefit‐analysis in an environment where there is political instability and military conflict. The discussion is illustrated by reference a proposed health care project in El Salvador. I t concludes summarizing the options available to policy analysts who conduct evaluations in such situations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-310
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Policy Analysis and Management
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

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