Publications

Cost-benefit analysis of a Container Deposit Scheme

Sapere was enaged by Auckland Council to look at the economic costs and benefits of a proposed Container Deposit Scheme (CDS).

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Insurance Influence on Road Safety

This paper considers how the insurance sector could improve road safety outcomes at lower cost. Insurers can influence road safety outcomes in a number of ways but the regulatory environment limits their incentives and flexibility to address road safety. The paper considers reforms to improve insurer incentives and flexibility to manage road safety based on

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Review of third party accreditation of Designated Auditing Agencies

Sapere was commissioned by the Ministry of Health to undertake an independent review of the system of third party accreditation of Designated Auditing Agencies of aged residential care providers who are subject to the certification requirements of the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001. The purpose of the review was to assess the effectiveness

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Transitioning to zero net emissions by 2050: Moving to a very low-emissions electricity system in New Zealand

Dr Stephen Batstone and Toby Stevenson spoke at the recent Downstream 2018 conference on “Transitioning to zero net emissions by 2050: Moving to a very low-emissions electricity system in New Zealand”. Stephen and Toby presented the findings of the work a team from Sapere have completed for the Productivity Commission. This work aims to identify

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A clearer high standard of trading conduct rule – addendum

In February 2018, we prepared a report entitled A clearer high standard of trading conduct rule. Since our report was finalised, additional information has become available which is relevant to the analysis of trading conduct on the wholesale electricity spot market. Our refined position and proposal is published in this addendum.

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A clearer High Standard of Trading Conduct Rule

Sapere Research Group experts Kieran Murray and Toby Stevenson look at the High Standard of Trading Conduct rule, which was introduced by the Electricity Authority in 2014. In this report, they explore the implications for the design and application of a HSOTC rule, and propose a clearer rule.  An addendum to this report was published in

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Evaluation of the Safe Surgery NZ Programme, 2015-2017 – final report

The Safe Surgery NZ Programme is the latest evolution of a long standing programme aimed at reducing perioperative harm. Reducing perioperative harm has been one of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s quality improvement programmes since 2012. In 2015 the Programme changed its name from Reducing Perioperative Harm to Safe Surgery NZ. The Programme, originally

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Safe Surgery NZ Programme Evaluation – Interim Findings Report

This interim report, prepared for the Health Quality & Safety Commission, evaluates the Safe Surgery NZ programme to review the effectiveness or success of the Commission’s programme against its aims. In order to inform the future of the programme, it checks whether the programme provides value-for-money, realises its intended benefits, and whether it is a

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Interim evaluation of the surgical site infection improvement programme

Sapere Research Group was engaged by the Health Quality & Safety Commission to undertake an evaluation of the Surgical Site Infection Improvement Programme. The purpose of this interim, formative report is to identify key insights and learnings, primarily from review of documentation and stakeholder interviews, to help shape the design and planning of the next

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A lack of joined up thinking on energy, water and climate change objectives

Sapere Research Group was commissioned by Trustpower to analyse, and explain the consequences of, the lack of joined up thinking in regulation and decision making across the energy, water, environmental nexus in New Zealand. Toby Stevenson, Dr Stephen Batstone and Corina Comendant look at why a lack of joined up thinking may reduce the contribution

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