Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA)
MCA provides a systematic approach for supporting complex decisions according to pre-determined criteria and objectives. MCA is particularly suitable for complex decision problems that involve multiple and conflicting objectives and criteria. It allows identifying a single preferred alternative, or to rank or short-list possible alternatives. MCA provides a framework to explore trade-offs between different options.
A Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) can be used to identify and compare different policy options by assessing their effects, performance, impacts, and trade-offs.