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Least Cost Planning Methodology
... Least-cost planning methodology (LCPM), also referred to as "least-cost planning" (LCP) is a relatively new technique used by economists for making rational decisions about investments in ... It is based on cost–benefit analysis ... it is more comprehensive in that it looks at not only the total costs and total benefits for an individual project, but it also examines the total costs and benefits for all ...

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