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Table 1 Ability of proposed approaches to consider elements in the comparison of ISA programs

From: Using decision methods to examine the potential impact of intersectoral action programs

Elements to consider when comparing two ISA programs EE PA MCDA PBMA
Can the method explicitly define all outcomes in any 1 or 2 unit (e.g., benefits and costs)? + + + +
Can the method explicitly define more than two outcomes? + + +
Can the findings be generalizable to other context? + ± ±
Can the method consider budget constraints? + + +
Can the method consider other program constraints? + + +
Does the method include a deliberative process with relevant stakeholders? + +
  1. EE economic evaluation, PA portfolio analysis, MCDA multiple-criteria decision analysis, PBMA programme budgeting and marginal analysis, + yes, no, ± occasionally