Source of tools
Name of the tool
Multi-criteria-analysis (MCA) -(Helsinki Metropolitan Area Council (YTV))
Where is tool available from
Ms. Suoma Sihto, YTV,
P.O. Box 521, FIN-00520 Helsinki,
When was the tool produced
1999. Small upgrades all the time.
Is support provided
Not needed normally. The personnel implementing the analysis is mainly the same who produced the tool. Instructions are given to those who implement parts of the system without previous experience.
Organisation/s that developed the tool and country of origin
Helsinki Metropolitan Area Council (YTV), Finland
Is the tool newly developed or based on an exisiting tool
The tool is basically an ordinary MCA, but the way of implementing (with many steps an operationalizing) is developed for this case and further use for the same purpose.
Cost of the full tool
The tool itself is free. Implementing it in this case caused costs of appr. 80 000 €, which is however difficult to separate from the total costs of the whole planning process to achieve the regional strategy. These total costs were about 500 000 € plus 10-11 person years of office work.