This project is now inactive. Publications developed under this project are archived here.

Economic evaluation is a process that compares the costs and benefits of different policies, programs and interventions. The objective is to measure the efficiency or utility of money spent on one intervention as compared to another.

Economic evaluations aim to produce evidence to clarify decisions around the value of investing in programs, where value can be understood at different levels (economic, social, political, etc.)
However, their use is not without question.

Within this project, we have tried to clarify the following two questions:

  • How can economic evaluations be me made useful for public health actors working to promote healthy public policies?

  • What are the potential ethical issues of economic evaluation methods when applied to healthy public policies?

Methods of Economic Evaluation: What are the Ethical Implications for Healthy Public Policy?

An Introduction to the Ethical Implications of Economic Evaluations for Healthy Public Policy

Economic Evaluation Across the Four Faces of Prevention: A Canadian Perspective