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 However, this was withdrawn upon the introduction of the Successful Delivery (NI) guidance in June 2009.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.
This page provides guidance for ICT project appraisals.
- Appraisal advice, training and use of consultants
- Appraisal and evaluation of small expenditures
- Appraisal of accommodation projects
- Appraising assistance to the private, voluntary and community sectors
- Approval procedures for departmental expenditure
- Business case development process
- Comparison of economic and commercial appraisal
- Economic appraisal glossary and abbreviations
- Evaluation guidance for economic appraisal
- Implementation, management, monitoring and benefits management
- Introduction to the Northern Ireland Guide to Expenditure Appraisal and Evaluation (NIGEAE)
- Policy and programme appraisal
- Procurement issues including conventional and PFI/PPP procurement
- Sustainable development in economic appraisals
- Useful links for developing appraisals
- What is economic appraisal and when is it required?
- What's new in economic appraisal guidance?