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Estimating the Wider Socio-economic Impacts of Ultra Fast Broadband for New Zealand

This report estimates the benefit to New Zealand consumers from Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB). Utilising publically available data on UFB coverage and prices we calculate the monetary value of the additional well-being users derive from UFB after deducting the amount paid by users for UFB (that is, the consumer surplus). Using published projections of UFB […]

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Indicative business case for Dunedin Hospital

The Government has approved the Indicative Business Case for the rebuild of Dunedin Hospital. The business case, prepared by Sapere Research Group for the Ministry of Health, narrows down the options to two preferred ones; a new Dunedin Hospital to be built or on a new city site yet to be selected or on Southern […]

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Review of the Sexual Abuse Assessment and Treatment Services (SAATS) and the Organisation of Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care

Sapere was engaged by ACC on behalf of the three funders of SAATS (ACC, the Ministry of Health and New Zealand Police) to undertake a review of the current delivery and sustainability of SAATS. The review also considered the role and sustainability of the Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care (DSAC) organisation and a proposed new […]

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Report on Good Practice of Continence Services in New Zealand

Continence NZ contracted Sapere to undertake an independent analysis of the current state of continence services in District Health Boards (DHBs) in New Zealand.  The purpose is to profile what is currently happening for service delivery against known good practice and then to make comment on that for the future for New Zealand. The methodology […]

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Disability Information and Advisory Services and Needs Assessment and Service Coordination Review: A Proposed Design and Framework

This is the third and final conclusion and recommendation paper in the independent review of the framework for Disability Information and Advisory Services (DIAS) and Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) for Disability Support Services (DSS) of the Ministry of Health (the Ministry). The purpose of the first paper was to highlight the current state […]

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The cost effectiveness of bowel cancer screening in New Zealand: A cost-utility analysis based on pilot results

A cost utility analysis of a pilot of bowel screening in New Zealand. The analysis used micro-simulation to explore the cost effectiveness of a bowel screening programme in a  New Zealand setting. It found that bowel screening is an extremely cost effective health intervention.  

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Evaluation of the Samoa Institutional Linkage Programme (2014)

Gary Blick, Joanna Smith and Julie Artus from Sapere Research Group were engaged by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFAT) to undertake an independent evaluation of the Institutional Linkage Programme between the Samoan National Health Service and Counties Manukau District Health Board, that was funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme. The purpose […]

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Evaluation of New Zealand’s support for Pacific fisheries (2015)

Sapere was commissioned by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to undertake a strategic evaluation of the New Zealand Aid Programme’s support for Pacific fisheries. The evaluation provided and advice and recommendations on what has worked well and what hasn’t, including critical success factors, and lessons for the focus of future […]

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Assessment of the Mekem Strong Solomon Islands Fisheries (MSSIF) programme 2010-2013

The Mekem Strong Solomon Islands Fisheries (MSSIF) programme is a partnership between New Zealand and Solomon Islands. It is implemented by the Solomon Islands Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR), with support from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). The objectives of this assessment were to assess the general performance […]

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Evaluation of the New Zealand Medical Treatment Scheme (2015)

The New Zealand Medical Treatment Scheme (NZMTS) aims to assist Pacific island countries to provide their citizens with access to specialised medical treatment. This evaluation, by Sapere Principals Gary Blick and Joanna Smith, looked at the performance of the NZMTS over the period 2011/12 to 2013/14.

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