Last edited 27 Nov 2020

Multi criteria decision analysis

The Green Book, Central Government Guidance On Appraisal And Evaluation, Published by HM Treasury in 2020, defines Multi Criteria Decision Analysis as: ‘…a technique for dealing with competing complex unmonetisable values. In certain circumstances, it can be used at the longlisting stage to consider the scope and the technical means of delivery of a service. The technique permitted uses swing weighting in controlled conditions led by an experienced facilitator it is different from simple weighting and scoring which is explicitly not recognised as a valid objective methodology.’

The 2018 Green Book stated: ‘Multi Criteria Decision Analysis is a technique for dealing with complex unmonetisable values. It can be employed, in certain circumstances, at the long-listing stage to consider unmonetisable trade-offs.’

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