Assessment of the implementation of the Productive Ward and Productive Operating Theatre programmes in New Zealand
David Moore and Gary Blick were asked by the Health Quality & Safety Commission to evaluate the implementation and impacts of two service quality improvement programmes in public hospitals in New Zealand. They partnered with two experts from Nottingham with experience of the Productive Ward and the Productive Operating Theatre within the NHS. The evaluation
Using Subjective Well-being in Policy
This paper provides a background on subjective well-being (SWB) and provides guidelines for how and why well-being measures should be used in public policy. It includes case studies of the application of well-being measurement to policies and programs as well as Australian data sources for well-being measurement.
Economic Impacts of Opotiki Harbour Development
Sally Wyatt, Senior Managing Economist, investigates the economic impacts of a wharf and harbour development on the Opotiki and Whakatane districts and more broadly, on New Zealand. The wharf and harbour are being developed to allow for a large scale aquaculture farm. The global aquaculture industry is estimated as one of the world’s fastest growing
Follow-up Review of the New Zealand Transport Agency
David Moore, CEO at Sapere was one of two advisors engaged by the New Transport Agency (NZTA) to review the agency’s Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) conducted in 2010. The follow-up review summarises the 2010 PIF review at a high level, makes detailed comment on the identified seven areas for follow up and comments on the
Insurance and road safety
Could insurance markets be an answer to reducing the road toll? This working paper by Sapere Director, Dr Richard Tooth, explores this possibility. It examines the implications of recent step changes in technology and puts forward a model that provides insurers with incentives to encourage safer driving behaviour, safer speeds and use of safer vehicles.
Scoping study for a consumer energy data access system
Simon Orme, James Swansson and Eli Hefter of Sapere were engaged by the Australian government’s department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET) to undertake a project to assess current arrangements for consumer access to energy consumption data and scope proposals for change. The project arose from the Australian Government’s announcement in its 2011 Clean Energy
Evaluation of the Rugby World Cup 2011 – Auckland
This report presents interim findings of the evaluation of the immediate and legacy economic and social impacts in Auckland, as well as a description of the city’s contribution to plan and deliver a major sporting event. The final report is due in April 2012 once long-lead data becomes available and will include a full economic
Behavioural economics and the regulation of consumer credit
This paper developed with the assistance of the New Zealand Law Foundation, is a case study that examines the regulation of consumer credit through the lens of behavioural economics. The paper examines how behavioural biases may contribute to poor decisions that have implications for the consumer credit industry. It critically reviews a range of regulations
Energy Infrastructure Strategy report for Infrastructure NSW
Nives Matosin, Senior Managing Consultant at Sapere, prepared an expert report for Infrastructure NSW as part of its State Infrastructure Strategy. The report considers National and State energy policies, trends in energy consumption and indications of future energy costs and prices. The report proposes a series of energy infrastructure priorities to meet challenges and opportunities
A Review of Import Requirements and Border Processes in Light of the Entry of Psa into New Zealand
An independent review of the biosecurity settings and border processes in place prior to the entry of the kiwifruit-killing bacteria, Psa-V, into New Zealand.