We specialise in applying analytical techniques in complex, multi-faceted situations where published measures, standard quantitative tools or frameworks do not provide the whole answer. Our work is focussed on the core sectors in which we operate but the methodologies we utilise may be adapted for use in a wide variety of situations.
Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) is one of the most commonly used forms of evidence-backed decision-making. Our team can objectively quantify the direct and indirect, tangible and intangible costs and benefits to help evaluate options and inform decisions that provide the best returns on investments.
Economic Impact Assessment (EIA) provides clients with a robust tool to demonstrate either the economic contribution their sector, organisation or project makes or the impact that changes may have on an organisation. Our assessments are used by policymakers, regulators and private organisations in regional, domestic and international environments.
Evaluations assess the results of policies, regulations or projects against their objectives. We help clients to understand the lessons that can be learned to improve future strategy and decision-making.
Further information about our specialist appraisal and evaluation experience is available from the links on this page.
Appraisal & evaluation News & insights
Report about unlocking new sources of electricity system flexibility from households published
Energy Systems Catapult has published a report, prepared with input from CEPA and Ovo, that developed and tested innovative retail propositions against a range of 2030 market scenarios to identify how to best elicit flexibility.
Transformational impacts of transport investment
We are pleased to have helped our client understand how and why transport schemes achieve transformational impacts and how contextual factors can work with a new transport investment.
Reputation acknowledged by ranking recognition
CEPA thanks those clients, industry leaders, associates and future economists for the feedback they provided to Consultancy.uk, resulting in the firm’s high-level, 2023 ranking as one of the “Top Economics consulting firms in the UK”.
LSE students present findings about biodiversity policy
We are pleased to have supported another cohort of students undertaking the Capstone Course at the London School of Economics (LSE).
CEPA has again been recognised as one of the UK’s leading management consultants
We are grateful for the continued positive feedback from the market, which has led to CEPA retaining its position in the Financial Times' ratings.
Vacancy for an economic consultant: water and transport
CEPA is looking for an outstanding person to join our London office as a Consultant or Senior Consultant to support our work in water and transport.
CEPA’s impact assessment of proposed energy market reforms to encourage flexibility
We are pleased to have supported Elexon with an impact assessment of BSC Modification P415, designed to allow independent aggregators of demand side response to trade customer flexibility directly.
CEPA recognised as one of the UK’s leading management consultants
Following another year of providing high-quality advice to our clients across our core sectors, we are grateful for the positive feedback from the market, which has led to CEPA’s inclusion in the Financial Times’ independent ratings report.
Modelling the impact of a patent pool for essential medicines in low- and middle-income countries
The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) is a Geneva-based organisation that negotiates and manages licences for essential medicines, which it makes available to generic manufacturers for the benefit of low- and lower-income countries.
Locational energy pricing in the GB power market
Working with energy networks specialists TNEI, we have produced new research for Energy Systems Catapult on the role of locational energy prices in facilitating the decarbonisation of Britain’s energy system.
Assessment of proposed electricity trading arrangements between the UK and EU
Working with international partners, we have delivered a cost benefit analysis of proposed arrangements for day-ahead trading of capacity on electricity interconnectors between GB and other markets following the UK’s departure from the EU.
Evaluation of ‘Innovation Link’ Ofgem’s innovation support programme
The Innovation Link is Ofgem’s main support programme for innovators looking to launching novel propositions. It offers regulatory guidance as well as trials and derogations, contributing to an enabling and adaptive regulatory environment to benefit consumers and support the UK’s transition to net zero.
CEPA’s Impact Assessment helps industry to determine merits of Electricity Meter Splitting
CEPA’s analysis of the impacts of proposed modification P379 has helped the industry to better understand the merits and drawbacks of introducing electricity meter splitting. Our findings led to the proposer withdrawing the modification.
IUK-BBL: Consideration of adjustments to the NTS Charging Regime
Impact Assessment: Consideration of adjustments to the NTS Charging Regime
Ofgem consults on amendments to Gas Transmission Charging regime
Ofgem, Great Britain's independent energy regulator, is seeking views on its 'minded to’ decision on the proposals for modification to the gas transmission charging arrangements.
Unitaid long-acting HIV drugs modelling support
Unitaid commissioned CEPA to develop a model to quantify the potential uptake and impact of long-acting drugs for anti-retroviral treatment of HIV.
CEPA in the media as Air Quality News reports
“City leaders call for £1.5bn funding to support national Clean Air Zone network”.
Increasing government spending to tackle air pollution
CEPA analysis - commissioned by UK100 - shows that increasing government spending to tackle air pollution will lead to significant wider economic benefits.
CEPA’s expansion continues across its offices
Increasing demand for CEPA's support and advice drives a growth in consulting team numbers.
Evaluation of cooperation agreements between health organisations
The Global Fund commissioned CEPA to conduct an evaluation of its Cooperation Agreements with WHO and the Stop TB Partnership on the provision of technical assistance to support the development of country concept notes and grant-making.
Technical support to AGRA’s policy team on micro reforms
CEPA was appointed by AGRA to provide additional training and technical support provided to its Micro Reforms for African Agribusiness (MIRA) team.
Technical support to complete impact assessments of investments
CEPA, in partnership with Kantar Public East Africa, was engaged by the IFC and GAFSP to assess the impact of multiple investments in Tanzania and Senegal.
Cost-benefit analysis of new interconnectors in Ireland
Our cost-benefit analysis for the electricity interconnectors demonstrated that increasing the interconnection of Ireland to other markets is expensive but the benefits are likely to outweigh the costs.
Senior hire to meet demand from energy companies and regulators worldwide
CEPA today welcomes Gary Keane as a director to the consulting firm’s London headquarters.
Evaluating the social and economic impact of investments in wastewater
CEPA conducted a literature review of methodological approaches to evaluate economic and social impact of investments in the wastewater sector.
Estimating a shadow value of water
CEPA were appointed by the EBRD to support them in developing estimates of an economic value of water, reflecting the full social costs of water...
Financial and economic analysis of Morocco’s water leakage reduction objective
CEPA was hired by the World Bank to review Morocco's submission to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.