This course provides an accessible introduction into economic appraisal and evaluation, helping participants to understand key concepts, as well as recognising good practice and pitfalls.
Offered by the Economic Development Association Scotland, the course assumes no formal training in economics but would ideally suit people working – or with some experience – in economic development or an economic policy environment.
This course supports those involved in the development of HM Treasury Green Book compliant Business Cases (“five case model”) for City and Regional Deals. During the session we will touch on some of the recent criticisms of the Green Book methodology, including how it interacts with issues such as the levelling-up agenda and grand challenges such as Climate Change. We’ll discuss some alternative approaches and where adjustments can be made.
Also suitable for those operating at a more strategic level where best value and financial accountability is key.
The course tutor is Professor Graeme Roy, Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Strathclyde.
The course takes place over a 3-week period.
Wednesday 24 February (10am – 12noon)
Wednesday 3 March (10am – 12noon)
Wednesday 10 March (10am – 12noon)