Cost-Benefit Analysis

Cost-benefit analysis is a systematic approach to estimating and comparing the economic, social, and environmental impacts of different projects, programs, and policies. Our independent and evidenced-based cost-benefit analysis helps appraise options, inform decision-making and demonstrate value. 

Examples of recent work include:


AFAC – National Fire Danger Rating System Program

The National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) Program is a nationally significant project. It is a multi-year, scalable program of work involving multiple government departments and emergency management agencies from all jurisdictions, and support from research organisations and universities.

The NFDRS project aims to improve community awareness of risk exposure, provide greater scientific accuracy behind decisions, advice, and warnings, and give communities greater confidence in the information being provided.

Following the development and testing of a working Research Prototype, we worked with the NFDRS Program Team to prepare a cost-benefit analysis in support of the Gateway Review process for the next phase of the NFDRS to commence in 2019.

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Cancer Institute NSW – Bowel Cancer Screening Campaign

Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer. However, if detected early, up to 90% of bowel cancer can be successfully treated. Despite this, less than 38% of eligible people in NSW currently take part in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, a Commonwealth government-funded program that invites people every two years aged 50 to 74 years to do a free bowel screening test.

The Cancer Institute NSW is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating social marketing programs to encourage bowel cancer screening in NSW.

We worked with the Cancer Institute NSW to prepare a cost-benefit analysis for a bowel cancer screening campaign in accordance with Section 7 (1) of the Government Advertising Act 2011 and other relevant requirements.

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