Welcome to the OECD Dataset on the challenges and applications of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for the preliminary feasibility sudy of capital investments. This dataset contains the results of the 2014 OECD survey on the key features on the application of CBA in the 20 OECD member countries that replied to the survey. The dataset provides information on the scope and objectives of CBA, the main actors responsible for couducting and evaluating CBA , its contents and methodology as well as related public accountability and learning. The information is used to support information exchange and policy dialogue across budgetary authorities with investment roles. The survey is divided in five parts analysing the following issues:
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The content of the database was collected using an online questionnaire. The Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division of the OECD Directorate for Public Governance Territorial Development conducted this survey in the second semester of 2014. The survey was submitted in to country representatives of in ministries of finance or equivalent departments with central budgetary and/or public investment roles (liaising with line departments and other key governmental stakeholders when relevant). Written questionnaires were complemented by phone interviews to deepen some of the most significant aspects. Policy documents, guidelines, and regulatory reference documents complemented the information base and were analysed when available. A forthcoming document to be published in the OECD Journal on Budgeting will present more detailed results of the survey.