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Strategic analyses of unified use of tools

Programme Type
Funding programme
National (Norway)
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Background & Policy context

'Strategic analyses of unified use of tools' is a strategic research programme within TØI's wider 'Cost benefit analysis' research area. The main objective of the 'Cost benefit analysis' research area is to develop methods and tools for the appraisal of strategic transport plans. This includes the development of methods for selecting optimal packages of projects and policies, including project selection from a portfolio of interdependent infrastructure projects and optimal policy packages incorporating pricing, fares, subsidies and management measures.

Strategic Objectives

The 'Strategic analyses of unified use of tools' programme is designed to develop, operationalise and test out tools which are needed to develop cost-benefit analyses of strategic plans. It is an objective that TØI will achieve internationally recognised competence within this field and that the results from the strategic research programme can be applied by the transport and communications departments in an NTP (National Transport Plan) context and by local authorities in conjunction with strategic area usage and transport planning.

Programme organisation

This programme is a strategic institute program (SIP), aimed at developing new research areas and rendering professional activities leading to a deeper understanding. The programme's status is reported to the Norwegian Research Council every year. The initiative to establish the programme was made by the institute itself, while the Norwegian Research Council is held responsible for the professional quality assurance of the SIP.


Institution Type
Institution Name
Institute of Transport Economics, TØI
Type of funding
Public (national/regional/local)
Programme funding arrangements and funding conditions

This programme is financed by the Research Council and the Institute of Transport Economics. Over the first two years (2002 and 2003), a total budget of approximately EUR 137 500 was granted.

In 2002, TØI was the main investor, granting approximately EUR 31 250 of their own means to the programme, while the Research Council granted approximately EUR 18 750. In 2003, the Council increased their funding to approximately EUR 75 000, while the institute lowered their internal financing down to approximately EUR 12 500.

The major part of the budget is spent on man-hours worked by research workers at TØI.

There is no available information about the future funding at the moment.

Participating countries

Projects covered

No projects covered for this programme.


Mr Harald Minken
TØI - Institute of Transport EconomicsDepartment of Transport Economics
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