In general, businesses assess investment opportunities based on a financial analysis. A financial analysis takes into account only the costs and revenues of a project accruing to its proponent (also called ‘internal’ costs and benefits). While a financial analysis is essential to establish the commercial viability of a project, it fails to take into account the non-market (also called ‘external’) effects of the project (e.g. pollution, accidents).
To assist clients in making fully-informed decisions, we provide:
CPCS has developed integrated sets of models and applies established methodologies to assist clients in understanding the project’s impacts on the society and to advise on economically efficient investment alternatives.
Ms. Ihara is a Principal with CPCS. She has worked, over the last ten years, in various international organizations (both public and private sectors), including the World Bank, advising various national governments in the areas of infrastructure development, sustainability, institutional structure/reform and privatization, capacity development, and development strategy.
Ms. Ihara holds a Master's degree in International Relations (Development Economics) from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the Johns Hopkins University, USA.