This shorthand cost-benefit analysis model (shorthand tool) is made available by the Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub). The GI Hub engaged with Deloitte LLP (Canada) to develop the shorthand tool. Deloitte’s expertise, perspective, guidance, and modelbuilding activities contributed substantially to the development and release of this shorthand tool.
Neither GI Hub nor any of the parties that contributed to and/or are referenced in the shorthand tool assume any responsibility or liability for losses incurred by any party as a result of the circulation, publication, reproduction, or use of the shorthand tool. If you rely on the shorthand tool, you do so entirely at your own risk. This tool is not intended to replace a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis.
The shorthand tool was prepared using publicly available data and information available as at December 1, 2020. The data and information include but are not limited to economic data, industry and market data, published cost-benefit analysis guidance, published academic and other third-party literature, and more. The shorthand tool has been designed for objectivity, and accordingly relies on the integrity of the aforementioned data and information. Moreover, it should be noted that some of the aforementioned data and information may have changed since it was collected, which could impact the accuracy and reliability of the shorthand tool.
Please also note the following general limitations and conditions that the shorthand tool is subject to.
- A model, by its nature, is a representation and does not reflect reality in every aspect. Specifically, the model contains simplified assumptions which may affect its ability to reflect actual results. As a general limitation of models, the projections and forecasts provided are likely to be different from actual outcomes and those differences may be material.
- The model is limited by the mathematical rules and assumptions that are set out in the specifications or included in the model.
- The model and the specifications are based on publicly available data and information (described above). While observations in relation to the specifications and the information were considered in the development of the model, the publicly available data and information sourced were not audited or verified. If this data and information are untrue, incorrect, incomplete, or misleading, the model may produce incorrect or inappropriate outcomes.
The outcomes of the model should not be viewed as making or supporting specific recommendation(s). The outcomes are intended to assist users with analysis and insights so that users can make their decision(s) based on the outcomes and many other factors (including but not limited to context, objectives, information, regulatory considerations, public policy objectives, mandates, and obligations).