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GIZ Cost–Benefit Analysis Template (2017)


The Cost–Benefit Analysis (CBA) tool helps to evaluate adaptation options in the agriculture sector. The tool is an excel template designed to compare up to three adaptation options according to their Net Present Value (NPV) and their Internal Rate of Return (IRR). In case the costs and benefits cannot be quantified with certainty, the template allows to enter up to five different cost and benefit schemes for each option. Such a so called sensitivity analysis shows the effect different cost and benefit estimations have on the outcome parameters of the CBA, namely on the NPV and the IRR.

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FAO guidelines: Addressing Agriculture, Forestry and Fischeries in National Adaptation Plans. FAO, 2017 (available at:

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