Cost Benefit Analysis Cost Benefit Analysis Tool

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Data being reviewed

Form / section / table
(where applicable)
Section of form / table
(where applicable)

Description of any other uses
(include internal statistical area uses
e.g. cross-checks, sample selection)


Policy use                                Very high                                           used in key policy decisions, or flagship publications and statistics
(choose 1 only)

                                          High                                                used in important policies, publications and statistics



                                          Medium                                              used in less important policies, publications and statistics



                                          Low                                                 hardly used or in secondary publications



                                          Very low                                            Very rarely used


                                          None


Policy relevance                          Very high                                           The key component of the activity / policy use
contribution of these data
(choose 1 only)                           High                                                A major input to the activity / policy use


                                          Medium                                              A generally important component of the activity / policy use


                                          Low                                                 A sometimes important component of the activity / policy use


                                          Very low                                            A rarely important component of the activity / policy use


                                          None


Standards and regulation                  Legal obligation                                    No choice but to implement (excluding ESA95)
(choose 1 only)
                                          Meets agreed standard                               For full consistency with international standard (ESA, SNA, BPM)


                                          Helps international                                 Other countries also produce the data but not comparably across standards
                                          comparisons

                                          None


Additional uses                           Helps outside research
(choose all that apply)
                                          Helps inform general
                                          public or media

                                          Helps other economic
                                          policies

                                          Published, eg Stats
                                          Release

                                          Consistency check with
                                          Other data / counterperties etc.


Value added                               High                                                Main source of high level data (i.e. aggregate boxes)
for internal analysis
(choose 1 only)                           Medium                                              Further breakdowns of main aggregate data


                                          Low                                                 Similar data available elsewhere, or data could be estimated


                                          None                                                No value added




Quality                                   High                                                Census
(choose 1 only)
                                          Medium                                              Fairly large sample


                                          Low                                                 Poor quality - small sample / low coverage



Total score (per cent)
Warning - you must only choose one option from the above section