Applying Cost/Benefit Analysis to Evaluate Investment in GIS: The Case of Ghana's Lands Commission Secretariat, Accra

  title={Applying Cost/Benefit Analysis to Evaluate Investment in GIS: The Case of Ghana's Lands Commission Secretariat, Accra},
  author={Isaac Karikari and John Stillwell},
  journal={Trans. GIS},
One of the many reasons why GIS programmes in Africa and elsewhere in the developing world never get started is that top management are not fully persuaded to support such innovations. A favourable financial analysis of GIS investment will greatly enhance its chances of approval and continued funding if the computation is tied to the goals set by organisations. We argue that an approach provided by a score and weight process that is part of the Investment Evaluation Methodology (IEM) developed… CONTINUE READING

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