Financial and Economic Impact Analysis

Cost-benefit analyses are critical for deciding if a project should be implemented for societal benefit.  Here we share calculation tools, different calculation models and an example specifically for bus modernisation projects. 

Owner Estimate for Urban Bus Service

This guideline, jointly published by the GIZ SUTRI NAMA and INDOBUS projects, is an effort to assist relevant stakeholders in planning the operational costs of urban mass public transportation, especially focusing on the calculation of vehicle operating costs. It provides strategic steps so that operators can give their best offer to be involved in urban public transport operations.

Name of the Document: Owner Estimate for Urban Bus Services
Organisation: GIZ SUTRI NAMA & INDOBUS
Author: Dr. Okto Risdianto Manullang
Year: 2020
42 Pages | Language: English

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Costs and Emissions Appraisal Tool for Transit Buses

The Costs and Emissions Appraisal Tool for Transit Buses by the World Resources Institute (WRI) is intended to help bus operators and transit agencies make informed decisions about alternative bus types during the preliminary analysis phase and to help them determine whether the transition to a “clean fleet” is financially viable and worthwhile based on expected emissions reductions.

Name of the Tool: Costs and Emissions Appraisal Tool for Transit Buses
Organisation: World Resources Institute (WRI)
Authors: Erin Cooper, Erin Kennedy, Juan Miguel Velásquez, Xiangyi Li, Thet Hein Thun
Year: 2019
Language: English

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Cost Analysis Tool for Fuel Cell Electric Buses

This tool was developed in the context of the FCH JU – Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses Commercialisation Study. It provides a high level analysis of costs for the rollout of different sizes of fuel cell bus fleets and deployment of associated hydrogen infrastructure. The purpose of the tool is to assess the costs of fuel cell bus roll-rout for individual bus operators by applying the methodology and general framework of the study to the circumstances of participating operators. It provides a high level assessment that can contribute to a preliminary, indicative evaluation of the costs of deploying fuel cell bus fleets.

Name of the Tool: Cost Analysis Tool
Organisation: Fuel Cells and Hydrogen – Joint Undertaking
Year: 2015
Language: English

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Cost-Benefit Analysis for Eje 8 Sur, Mexico City

This detailed Cost-Benefit Analysis serves as an example for a financial impact analysis and is part of the project Eje 8 Sur by C40 and GIZ which seeks to implement a transportation alternative in Mexico City with the lowest cost and highest possible impact that replaces the current conventional mass transit system, optimizing the operation and improving the quality of service. The project seeks to encourage the use of public transport by incorporating a modern fleet of electric vehicles that operate on an exclusive lane that allows and encourages active mobility, increasing accessibility for the inhabitants and the city’s urban continuity.

Name of the Document: Análisis Costo Beneficio | Eje 8 Sur
Organisation: C40 Cities Finance Facility, GIZ
Year: 2018
Language: Spanish
294 Pages |

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