A study of Turkish planning with particular reference to project evaluation technique

Karatas, Cevat (1970) A study of Turkish planning with particular reference to project evaluation technique. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This study which is concerned primarily with the project evaluation technique during the First Five-Year Plan 1963-67) is divided into three parts. Part I examines the First Plan in respect to its major objectivities, production targets, sectoral programming technique pursued in the formulation of the Development Plan. Part II deals with the market imperfections in developing countries and the basic reasons which have led to the introduction of various theoretical investment criteria. Part III discusses the project evaluation technique of the SPO and government investment agencies by introducing two case studies taken from the public sector and appraises them in the light of basic principles cited in Part II. The comprehensive planning approach in Turkey began in 1962 with the launching of the First Five-Year Plan I963-67. Its main objectives were to achieve, an overall 7 percent on average to promote rate of industrialisation, to reduce deficit in the balance of parents, to create greater employment opportunities and to reduce income disparities. The SPO has followed the "method of successive approximation" or "planning in stages". This planning methodology comprises macro-economic stage, sectoral stage and project appraisal stage. For the macro-growth model aggregate figures on income, consumption, savings, investment, exports and imports were collected and the interrelationship among these variables were examined. Part II has discussed critically the various investment criteria which have been advanced in the last two decades. Therefore, this part has provided some enlightenment on the market imperfections which have led many economists to suggest different criteria for social evaluation of investment projects. (Abstract shortened by ProQuest.).

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Alec Nove
Keywords: Economics
Date of Award: 1970
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1970-72894
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 11:06
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 11:06
URI: https://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/72894

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