Post project evaluation

A post-project evaluation should be completed one year after completion of construction for all major work projects.


The purpose of this post-project evaluation (PPE) is to:

  • evaluate the effectiveness of the project in realising the proposed benefits as outlined in the economic appraisal
  • compare planned costs and benefits with actual costs and benefits to allow an assessment of the project's overall value for money to be made
  • identify particular aspects of the project which have affected benefits either positively or negatively; recommendations for future projects can then be derived
  • reveal opportunities for increasing the project's yield of benefits, whether they were planned or became apparent during or after implementation, and to recommend the actions required to achieve their maximisation

The PPE template will include the following sections:

  • background (Summary of the EA)
  • detailed findings – Assessment of
  •    enrolment
  •    project timing
  •    monetary costs and benefits
  •    non-monetary costs and benefits
  •    risks
  •    project management
  • lessons learnt and recommendations
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