Publications

Alliance contracting: background and relevance for ACC funded services

In 2014, Sapere was commissioned by ACC to provide background for informed discussion about the use of alliance contract approaches for ACC funded services.  On the basis of documentation, interviews and personal experience, it presents the background and recent experience of alliance contracting in the New Zealand health sector.

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Paid Family Care Discussion: Funded Family Care and other schemes in New Zealand

Carers New Zealand and the NZ Carers Alliance commissioned this discussion paper relating to payment of family carers for the support they provide, including Funded Family Care (FFC) and other payments and policies, to a family member requiring assistance due to an injury, disability, chronic condition or illness, or in old age. This issue is

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A circular economy for Auckland – scoping the potential economic benefits

Gary Blick and Corina Comendant were commissioned by the Sustainable Business Network to provide a view on the potential economic benefits of a circular economy for Auckland. Simply put, a circular economy involves keeping resources and products in use for as long as possible, extracting the maximum value from them while in use, and then

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

Sapere was engaged by the Productivity Commission to investigate the potential for the electricity sector to contribute to the goal of a low-emissions future in New Zealand. Our paper was produced to support the Commission’s draft report on transitioning to a low-emissions economy. A final report will be presented to the Government in August 2018.

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Provision of information to the NZ ETS

The Ministry for the Environment commissioned Sapere to analyse the current information provision in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme. The report offers recommendations on what, how and when information needs to be provided to the market to improve its efficiency.

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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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