Assessing risks, identifying opportunities.
Public investment is the foundation of growth, equal opportunity and quality of life. At the same time, the critical public has the right to demand public investments that are reliably planned and executed successfully.
Investments must be justified strategically or politically as well as economically. At the same time, investments in the future are never risk-free propositions. Risks often remain unconsidered, or opportunities for greater profitability and effectiveness are not fully exploited. On the path from idea to solid investment decision, all relevant political and economic aspects must be taken into account.
More than just numbers – cost-benefit analysis
For many political initiatives and projects, a purely economic profitability assessment is not appropriate to achieve the objective. How to evaluate, for instance, the benefits of investments in the education sector or the profitability of an infrastructure measure? How to determine whether the costs of such measures are proportionate to their benefits?
To properly calculate the profitability of political measures, "soft" effects as well as benefits for society need to be taken into account. When a policy area is particularly complex, a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis must also consider, among other things, the social return on investment, indirect profitability, opportunity costs and the monetization of external factors.
Investment & Economic Viability of Projects
Market and Competition Analyses
We analyse the framework conditions, market trends and market potential of investment projects.
Feasibility Studies and Business Plans
We review the plausibility of feasibility concepts, evaluate them and advise on the development of business models.
We assess profitability based on cost and revenue analyses, investment calculations, as well as risk and sensitivity studies.
Financing and State Aid
We develop financing plans using adequate private and public components.
Moderation and Communication
We support and moderate the planning process from conceptional design all the way to communication of the investment decision.
We determine the (indirect) profitability of infrastructure projects and the social return on investment (SROI) of government-funded projects.
Prognos – Providing Orientation.
Prognos is one of the oldest economic research centres in Europe. Founded at the University of Basel, Prognos experts have been conducting research for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors since 1959 – politically independent, scientifically sound.Learn more