The OPW considers that improvements could be made to its economic assessment of flood relief schemes. This includes that the widest possible range/scope of relevant benefits of such schemes are captured and represented in the business case and that the OPW uses the most appropriate economic appraisal to inform progressing investment in these schemes
The following project objective was agreed with the Steering Group.
To inform the OPW’s €1bn planned investment in approximately 150 flood relief schemes
over the National Development Programme 2018-2027, prepare a report detailing the
recommendations and options for economic appraisal with reference to the Public Spending
Code for appraising government investment in flood relief schemes.
Economic Appraisal of Flood Relief Schemes Implementation Plan
The purpose of this report is to set out an outline plan for the implementation of the recommendations set out in the Mott MacDonald authored report Options and Recommendations for the Economic Appraisal of Capital Flood Relief Schemes
Review of the OPW Capital Flood Relief Scheme Project Appraisal