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The Policy Analysis Matrix In Zimbabwe : A Methodological Introduction

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dc.creator Masters, William A.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-13T14:10:38Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-08T10:53:18Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-13T14:10:38Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-08T10:53:18Z
dc.date.created 2014-10-13T14:10:38Z
dc.date.issued 1989
dc.identifier Masters, William A. (1989) The Policy Analysis Matrix In Zimbabwe : A Methodological Introduction, AEE Working Paper no..5/89. Harare, Mt. Pleasant: AEE.
dc.identifier http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/4749
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/1612
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses the methodology behind the policy analysis matrix (PAM), an approach to the study of incentives and incomes in alternative production activities. The PAM method uses average-cost budgets to list the costs and benefits of each activity, initially at market prices in terms of private income, and then at opportunity cost in terms of national income. The market-price budget shows the private profitability of the activity, while the opportunity-cost-budget shows its contribution to the economy as a whole, indicating the degree of economic efficiency and comparative advantage enjoyed by the activity. Such data are needed for project appraisals, and for guarding public sector investments towards more productive activities.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension (AEE); University of Zimbabwe.
dc.relation Working Paper AEE Series;Paper No. 5/89.
dc.rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.rights University of Zimbabwe
dc.subject Development Policy
dc.title The Policy Analysis Matrix In Zimbabwe : A Methodological Introduction
dc.type Series paper (non-IDS)


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