Appraising information communication technology projects
6.1 The principles of appraisal, evaluation and management apply equally to proposals supported by information communication technology (ICT) as to all other areas of public expenditure. Previously, there was separate guidance on the appraisal of ICT-enabled proposals, in the form of Dear Accounting Officer letter DAO(DFP)33/03 and a series of accompanying annexes. However, this was withdrawn upon the introduction of the Successful Delivery (NI) guidance in June 2009. The current position is that ICT-enabled projects should be appraised and evaluated according to the general guidance in NIGEAE and managed according to the current programme and project management and assurance guidance.