Preparing and Presenting Cost Estimates for ADB-financed Projects and Programs

Business Guide | May 2018

The purpose of this note is to provide guidance to executing agencies, consultants, and ADB staff on preparing and maintaining cost estimates, and how cost estimates should be presented in ADB documents.

The purpose of this note is to provide guidance to executing agencies, consultants, and ADB staff on preparing and maintaining cost estimates, and how cost estimates should be presented in ADB documents.

The note offers an approach and methodology, based on international good practice, that if consistently applied should lead to the preparation of more robust cost estimates and should facilitate oversight of ADB-financed projects.

Contents 

  • Purpose
  • Cost Estimates: Guiding Principles and Structure
  • Preparing, Reviewing, Monitoring, and Updating the Cost Estimates
  • Presenting the Cost Estimtes
  • Preparing and Presenting Financing Plans
  • Conclusion
  • Appendixes