Can INFFER be used to evaluate an existing project?
In principle, yes, provided that the existing project is internally consistent (i.e. the interventions specified will actually generate the required level and types of works and on-ground actions to achieve the project goal). In practice, we find that few existing projects are internally consistent. This means that users wishing to evaluate an existing project need to be willing to be flexible in how they design the project. Users who have not been so willing have sometimes become frustrated with INFFER, when the real problem was that their project was not internally consistent. A risk when analysing an existing project, even if it is internally consistent, is that it will introduce constraints on what actions can be considered, or make assumptions about which actions are desirable, and these constraints or assumptions can reduce the projects value for money. To get as much as possible out of the process it is better to start with an asset, rather than an existing project. One should h
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