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Pharmacy Guild Policy Paper, New Zealand

We identified how pharmacists and District Health Boards could work together to reduce healthcare costs in New Zealand. District Health Boards considered spending cuts to reduce the cost of healthcare in New Zealand. This would result in lower dispensing fees, so the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand hoped to identify additional services that could be purchased from pharmacists to preserve financial viability of pharmacies.

Guidance for the Regulation of Mini Grids

We wrote a report that will help governments scale-up electricity access with privately-financed mini-grids by selecting the appropriate regulatory, contract and subsidy designs. The World Bank identified that although creating mini-grids could accelerate the pace of electrification, information about best practices for regulating mini-grids wasn’t widely available.

Advice to Spark on Proposed Telco-Pay TV Merger, New Zealand

Telecommunication company Vodafone and pay-tv company SKY Television wanted to merge. Castalia’s analysis helped convince the Commerce Commission, the competition authority in New Zealand, that the merger was anti-competitive. What are the potential effects on competition when content providers (those who produce programs) and delivery platforms (broadband and mobile services) propose vertical integration? We analyzed the implications and were able to provide a good test of the effects of vertical integration between content and delivery platforms in telecommunications.

Northern Parishes PPP Pre-Feasibility Study, Jamaica

Castalia appraised several options to reduce the water shortage in Jamaica’s North Coast and recommended an economically feasible and financially viable project to increase water supply and meet growing demand. Growing demand for water services driven by hotel developments along Jamaica’s North Coast was putting a strain on existing supply systems, leading to water shortages for residents and tourists.

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Umbulan Springs Project

Castalia appraised the Umbulan Springs Bulk Water Supply Project and found that it was economically and financially viable with Viability Gap Funding. We recommended that the IIGF provide a guarantee if the Provincial Government implemented our recommendations that would mitigate the residual Project risks that we identified. The Umbulan Springs Bulk Water Supply Project would increase water access for residents of the East Java Province, but it needed payment guarantee to attract a PPP company. The Indonesian Infrastructure Guarantee Fund (IIGF) would only provide a guarantee if it were satisfied the Project risks were well managed.

Merging an Existing Cable TV Network Into a National Ultra-Fast Broadband Network, Australia

Castalia helped a client prepare a rationale for freeing up capacity on its Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) Cable network and incorporating it into the National Broadband Network. Our client, a cable TV company, aimed to create value by enabling its HFC network to form part of a government plan to create a universal fiber network. This could be made possible by switching delivery of TV from HFC to satellite.

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WASHINGTON, DC
+1 (202) 466-6790
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1200
United States of America

SYDNEY
+61 (2) 9231 6862
Suite 19.01, Level 19, 227 Elizabeth Street
Australia

AUCKLAND
+64 (4) 913 2800
74D France Street, Newton South
New Zealand

WELLINGTON
+64 (4) 913 2800
Level 2, 88 The Terrace
New Zealand

PARIS
+33 (1) 73 44 26 97
6 Rue Duret
France

BOGOTÁ
+57 (1) 508 5794
Calle 81 #11-08, Piso 5, Oficina 5-127
Colombia

Thinking for a better world.

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