Investment Project Design: A Guide to Financial and Economic Analysis with Constraints
Poor or insufficient planning is primarily responsible for the inordinate number of idle and rusting capital facilities around the world, with investment decisions often made on the basis of either intuition or inadequate analysis. Investment Project Design: A Guide to Financial and Economic Analysis with Constraints alerts potential investors and other stakeholders to precipitous changes in the investment milieu as a result of constraints on resources and infrastructure, economic and political turmoil, and population growth. The guide
Includes descriptions of specific methods of financial and economic analysis for new investments and for expansion of an existing enterprise
Covers project risk assessment, mitigation and avoidance
Provides real-life case studies, adapted for presentation, and addresses the design of projects large and small, as well as those in both private and public sectors
Features spreadsheet layouts and computations
Investment Project Design is the ultimate resource in the methods of designing and appraising investment projects
Symbols and Most Frequently Used Acronyms.
Chapter 1: Investment Environment.
Systematic Project Analysis.
Project Environment and Strategy.
Project Development Process (PDP).
Planning Horizon and Project Life.
Investment Planning Infrastructure.
Appendix 1.1: Elements of Commercial and Wider Domains.
Appendix 1.2: Outline of Business Plan for a Manufacturing Enterprise.
Appendix 1.3: Outline of Design/Study Report.
Appendix 1.4: Information flow details.
Chapter 2: Preparing Pro-Forma Financial Statements.
Process of Financial Analysis.
Financial Costs and Benefits.
Operating, Factory Cost and Cost of Product Sold.
Appendix 2.1: Depreciation methods.
Appendix 2.2: Starting Inventory Balance.
Chapter 3: Financial Indicators and Criteria.
Types of Static Indicators.
Financial Criteria for Investment Decisions.
Analysis of Joint Ventures.
Project of an Ongoing Enterprise.
Chapter 4: Financing the Project.
Cost of Capital.
Chapter 5: the Economic Perspective.
General rationale for economic evaluation – who needs it?
Macroeconomic View – Impact on the National Economy.
Applicability and Scope.
Economic Pricing Principles20.
Shadow Prices of Primary Resources (National Parameters).
Conversion and Adjustment Factors.
Appendix 5.1: Costs and Benefits of 'Revenue Projects'.
Appendix 5.2: Global Pricing Framework – Importable Input Foregone.
Chapter 6: Economic Cost - Benefit Analysis.
Adjustments for the wider domain.
Valuation at market prices.
Define the accounting unit (AU).
Value Added (VA).
Chapter 7: Investment Decision under Uncertainty and Risk.
Risk – Dealing with Uncertainty.
Quantitative Risk Assessment.
Qualitative Risk Assessment.
Risk Immunization for Financiers.
International Investors and Risk.
Appendix 7.1: Discrete probability analysis – multivariate.
Chapter 8: Project Appraisal.
Caveats for the Appraiser.
Chapter 9: Implementation Planning and Budgeting.
Conducting the Implementation Project.
Appendix 9.1 Sample responsibility matrix for portion of project.
Appendix 9.2 Checklist of project implementation costs.
About the Authors.
Lech Kurowski is an economist with over twenty-five years of experience in investment projects analysis. Currently a professor of economic analysis at the Wrocław University of Economics in Wrocław, Poland, he has performed investment studies and has served as analyst for investment proposals prepared by consulting companies for governments and private investors in over forty countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
David Sussman is an industrial engineer who has served as consultant to medium and small-scale enterprises and has conducted workshops and seminars throughout the world, particularly in Latin America. He was responsible for most of the important systems design and developed many of the concepts used in the investment project analysis program of the U.N. Industrial Development Organization. He has designed financial management systems in both the public and private sectors.
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