Relevance: Eligibility, Utility and Legal Compliance Project Appraisal: Introduction and Application
Relevance • Basic question in project appraisal and selection: • Is the project relevant to the programme? • Is the proposed investement relevant to programme objectives and results to be achieved? Different programmes – different considerations of relevance
Eligibility • In the selection process the applications must first satisfy essential eligibility criteria • Eligibility check focuses on basic parametres the application must fullfill to be passed on for further scoring • At the early stage of appraisal – through the eligibility check - ineligible projects are eliminated
Utility • Consideration closely related to relevance • Project appraisal should test the aspects of utility through questions: • Is the proposed investment „useful“ enough to get the funding from public money? • What positive broader economic, social, environmental impacts does it contribute to?
Key selection criteria for relevance appraisal • Eligibility of applicants • Administrative compliance • Legal compliance • Overall rationale for public support • Contribution to Programme objectives • Eligibility of project activities
Exercise: Eligibility • Form groups per 4 – 5 participants in each • List the basic eligibility criteria (what criteria must be met for entry into the Programme) • Use the structure: - Eligibility of applicants - Administrative compliance • Legal compliance • Overall rationale for public support • Contribution to Programme objectives • Eligibility of project activities