ARCHIVE: Interdepartmental Group on Costs and Benefits
The Interdepartmental Group on Costs and Benefits (IGCB) is a Defra-led group of government analysts that provides analysis and advice relating to the quantification and valuation of local environmental impacts.
The main objectives of the IGCB are:
- Developing, publishing and promoting interdepartmentally agreed evaluation approaches to local environmental issues;
- Advising and supporting the application of this approach to evaluate policies with local environmental impacts;
- Undertaking specific analytical projects on policies with a major impact on a specific local environmental factor, such as strategy documents; and
- Identifying, assessing and as appropriate addressing informational gaps in the existing evidence bases.
The central IGCB site includes the principles that underpin the work of IGCB, the general methodology for each subject area and a number of key publications of the group. More specific detail for each of the subject groups can be found at the links below.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Area 3D, Nobel House
C/O 17 Smith Square
London SW1P 3JR
Page last modified: September 14, 2009