NESPAK established Economic Studies Division (ESD) soon after its creation in 1973 as one of the specialty groups to provide services to various divisions involved in project planning. The major role of the ESD is to undertake project economic and financial appraisal at different stages like feasibility, design, completion etc. In addition to project appraisal, the division has specialty of undertaking various traffic related studies, impact assessment and all kinds of surveys including impact, socio-economic, household etc. The division has successfully undertaken surveys, forecasting reports and various modes of investment studies of mega development projects like motorways, mass transit systems etc. It has also provided vital inputs for environmental and social impact assessment of projects like large storage dams, transmission lines, irrigation related projects etc.
This division over the years has developed an efficient and a capable team of experts to carry out financial and economic analysis of a broad range of development projects in various sectors of the economy such as: