We help clients with evaluating performance, learning and disseminating knowledge. We advise clients on best-practice service delivery models, and on ... Read more
INFRASTRUCTURE AND MARKETS FOR SOCIAL SERVICES
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Appraising social policy, by evaluating social service and infrastructure policies. We assess whether policies are designed to facilitate successful markets, or if unintended consequences create adverse outcomes.
Castalia assessed competition and concentration in the Early Childhood Education market in New Zealand and found that the market was competitive. New Zealand’s Ministry of Education was concerned that the declining number of Early Childhood Education providers could reduce competition, leading to higher prices or lower quality. Read more
Castalia evaluated the value of lower level courses at Open Polytechnic, New Zealand, and showed that they had a benefit-cost ratio of 3.5 to 4. Government funding for Open Polytechnic’s lower level courses was under threat because of low student retention rates. Read more
Castalia analyzed outcomes under the New Zealand pharmaceutical public funding scheme so that we could advise if the model should be followed by Canada. Canadian national and provincial governments were considering whether to adopt New Zealand’s model for driving down pharmaceutical prices and wanted to know if health outcomes would suffer if they did. Read more