PROJECTS

Advice on Water Sector Reform, New Zealand

The problem

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is a member of the government’s Three Waters Steering Committee. LGNZ required a trusted economic and strategic advisor to provide constructive analysis of the government’s water reform proposals and complementary analysis where gaps existed in the government’s advice.

How we helped

Castalia defined the international best practice evaluation parameters for choosing institutional water delivery forms. We studied the extent of economies of scale in water services available in New Zealand, and assessed whether the government’s evidence base and the economic analysis supported the Government’s case for reform. We carried out comparative institutional analysis (including international and local case studies) of the four major water service delivery models, which improved the government’s evidence base.

Impact

Castalia’s advice influenced the direction of the policy process. Our framework was part of the process to shape options for the Steering Committee and Cabinet. Our economies of scale analysis shifted the debate away from an assumption that amalgamation is a necessary ingredient in achieving financing and scale benefits. Finally, our institutional analysis highlighted lessons missed from overseas.

Our team

Andreas Heuser

Andreas Heuser

Director
David Ehrhardt

David Ehrhardt

Chief Executive

How can we help you?

How can we help you?

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 (0)1 84 60 02 00
64-66 Rue des Archives
France

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

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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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