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Last edited 20 May 2021
'The Green Book: Appraisal and Evaluation in Central Government' is produced by HM Treasury. It provides a structure for the appraisal of proposed central government projects, policies and programmes, and for the evaluation of existing projects, policies and programmes. The Green Book is supported by a range of supplementary guidance.
The Green book is intended to cover the following activities:
- Policy and programme development.
- Capital projects.
- Use or disposal of existing assets.
- Specification of regulations.
- Major procurement decisions.
The Green Book sets out transparent and consistent procedures for assessment and evaluation to ensure that public funds are spent efficiently and are spent on proposals that will be of the greatest benefit to society.
Assessment is the process of deciding whether the proposal should go ahead or not, and which option to pursue. Assessment should includes economic, financial, social and environmental impacts and includes the following overall processes:
- Identify alternative approaches.
- Attach monetary values to impacts.
- Carry out cost/benefit analysis of options.
- Strategic impact.
- Economic rationale.
- Financial arrangements and affordability.
- Commercial and partnering arrangements.
- Regulatory impact.
- Information management and control.
- Environmental impacts.
- Rural issues.
- Health and safety.
- Consumer focus.
- Regional perspectives.
- European Union.
- Design quality.
The Green Book 2020 replaces the 2018 edition and is available at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/938046/The_Green_Book_2020.pdf
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