Laying the Foundation for a Solid Future

Infrastructure projects have a decidedly economic and socio-economic dimension that needs to be understood in order to maximise the efficiency of the infrastructure in question.   Urban-Econ applies robust economic tools and methods to infrastructure related projects to quantify, determine and evaluate the economic outcomes and to ensure the economic benefits derived from infrastructure development is maximised.

Our range of services cover urban and regional infrastructure developments in the Transport, Water, Mining and Waste industries.


  • Transport Mode Economic Modelling
  • Macro-Economic Support Services/ Inputs
  • Economic & Regulatory Impact Assessments
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Industry Value Chain Analysis
  • Econometric Modelling & Simulation

Key projects

Profiling and Macro-Economic Impact of the Transport Sector on the South African Economy

Inyaka Dam Master Plan

Swaziland Rail Link Economic Impact and Socio-Economic Benefits  Assessment and Feasibility Study



Ben van der Merwe

Manager: Economic Intelligence Unit


012 342 8686