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Interim Report Two: Evaluation of the Adult Cancer Psychological and Social Support Initiative

This is the second Interim report of the Evaluation of the Adult Cancer Psychological and Social Support Initiative, and follows the first Interim report. The final report is due in early 2019. The objective of this evaluation is to provide an understanding of the efficiency and effectiveness of the initiative.

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Interim Report One: Evaluation of the Cancer Psychological and Social Support Initiative

Sapere Research Group was engaged by the Ministry of Health to evaluate and assess the Cancer Psychological Social Support Initiative, and to determine whether the service objectives were being met. This interim report is focused on the process evaluation component, in particular the roll-out and implementation of the initiative.

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Electricity Sector Review 2018

In this report, prepared for the BusinessNZ Energy Council, we consider whether the electricity sector is meeting five enduring public policy objectives that seem enduring for policymakers across countries and time. We consider whether the objective is being achieved today and whether it is likely to be achieved given emerging influences. The five policy objectives

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Evaluation of the surgical site infection improvement programme: Final (summative) report

The Health Quality & Safety Commission engaged Sapere to undertake an evaluation of the Surgical Site Infection Improvement Programme. The overall aim of the evaluation is to assess the effectiveness of the programme against the purpose and objectives articulated over time since the SSII programme was established formally in 2012. In this final evaluation report, we

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Independent review of Operating Environment Factors used to adjust efficient operating expenditure for economic benchmarking

This report, jointly prepared with Merz Consulting Engineers, provides independent technical advice about material differences in operating environments between Australian electricity distribution network service providers in the National Energy Market. This report is intended to contribute to the Australian Energy Regulator’s economic benchmarking.

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Insights into the operation of New Zealand’s conformance system

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is reviewing New Zealand’s conformance system. The goal of the review is to ensure that the system is working well to support a strong economy, people’s well-being and Government priorities. This report by Sapere Research Group fulfils MBIE’s requirement to interview relevant stakeholders of the conformance system for

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Gambling Harm Reduction Needs Assessment

This needs assessment was done as part of the Ministry’s strategy to reduce gambling harm, as required under the Problem Gambling Act 2003. The Ministry of Health is the department responsible for developing an integrated problem gambling strategy under the Gambling Act 2003. The strategy must include public health promotion, services to treat problem gamblers,

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The Sharing of Personal Health Data – A Review of the Literature

The Data Futures Partnership Working Group commissioned Sapere to review issues and questions raised by the sharing of personal health data in general, and in particular the factors that influence people’s acceptance and approval of sharing the data – i.e. social licence issues. A common issue raised within the literature is the individual and societal

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Evaluation of MFAT’s Partnerships Fund

The Partnerships Fund for International Development (the Partnerships Fund) is a contestable fund administered by the New Zealand Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). The Fund helps New Zealand charitable and other not-for-profit, private, and state sector organisations deliver responses to development challenges in developing countries. A core feature of the Partnerships Fund is

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Evaluating the New Zealand Screen Production Grant

Sapere was commissioned by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment to evaluate the New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) for domestic and international productions. We assessed the economic and cultural impacts of the NZSPG, and its role in the development of the industry. Our report covers two categories of benefits: Direct benefits are those

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