Corporate governance in the transition to a low-carbon economy
In this article, first published in the February/March 2019 edition of the Institute of Directors’ BoardRoom magazine, Sapere Director Toby Stevenson discusses how the transition to a low-carbon economy will change the workplace as a result of firms being forced to adapt their competitive position. Business leaders must approach this issue as any other strategic
The Problem of Chronic Pain and Scope for Improvements in Patient Outcomes
Sapere was commissioned Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists to investigate the cost of chronic pain to New Zealand. Our report finds that chronic pain costs more than diabetes or dementia yet there is no comprehensive plan to address it. Our research also finds that one in five
An exploration of locational marginal pricing at the distribution level in the New Zealand context
Sapere Research Group was commissioned by the Electricity Authority to assist its thinking on distribution pricing. They were interested in finding out if distribution locational marginal pricing was possible now, and what was required to support its implementation, both practically and from a regulatory perspective. We found that there are a range of implementation and
Targeted Engagement on Family Funded Care and Paid Family Care
Sapere Research Group was engaged by the Ministry of Health to summarise the views from families and care organisations on options to improve Funded Family Care. The report includes themes emerging as priorities from targeted stakeholder engagement (meetings and an e-survey) on the Ministry of Health’s Funded Family Care (FFC) policy and District Health Boards
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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