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Date: June 2019 | Client: Office of Rail and Road (ORR) Sector: Transport | Services: Public policy | Type: Publication

Publication: Highways benchmarking: pavement condition

CEPA, alongside TRL, have twice been commissioned by the Office of Rail and Road to assess how pavement condition is measured.

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Date: June 2019 | Client: Office of Rail and Road Sector: Transport | Services: Regulation & competition | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Highways - Efficiency review for the Office of Rail and Road

CEPA commissioned to support review of Highways England’s proposed efficiencies and to perform a high-level analysis of the deliverability of the proposed enhancement programme.

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Date: May 2019 | Sector: Transport | Services: Public policy | Type: Publication

Publication: Emission controls on trucks in Britain

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Ivan Viehoff's briefing note about emission controls, including decarbonisation, of freight transport in Britain over the next 30 years.

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Date: May 2019 | Client: AGRA Sector: Agriculture | Services: Cost benefit analysis & impact assessment | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: 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.

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Date: May 2019 | Client: Wood Foundation Sector: Agriculture | Services: Strategy | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Competitiveness assessment of the Tanzanian tea sector

CEPA worked together with the Wood Foundation to complete a comprehensive study of the competitiveness the tea sector in Tanzania.

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Date: May 2019 | Client: Stop TB Partnership Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Evaluation of community, human rights and gender interventions

CEPA was appointed to develop an evaluation framework and methodology to help the Stop TB Partnership to evaluate its community, human rights and gender focused work.

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Date: May 2019 | Client: Department for Transport (DfT) Sector: Transport | Services: Public policy | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Setting Highways England’s Performance Specification

CEPA has been advising the Department for Transport about how to set the performance regime which is used to monitor and assess the performance of Highways England.

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Date: April 2019 | Client: IFC and GAFSP Sector: Agriculture | Services: Cost benefit analysis & impact assessment | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: 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.

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Date: March 2019 | Client: Gavi Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Monitoring of Gavi Market Shaping Externalities

As part of its Supply and Procurement Strategy for 2016-2020, Gavi committed to monitor any negative and positive unintended consequences, so-called externalities, that could arise from its market shaping activity.

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Date: March 2019 | Client: Gavi Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Evaluation of Gavi health system strengthening support to Nepal

Gavi commissioned an evaluation of its Health System Strengthening (HSS) support to Nepal through the pooled funding mechanism.

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Date: March 2019 | Sector: Energy | Services: Public policy | Type: Publication

Publication: Some lessons from technology-neutral auctions for low-carbon electricity generation

In this briefing note, we explore how successful technology-neutral auctions for electricity generation have been in the past and discuss some key lessons.

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Date: December 2018 | Client: Commission for Regulation of Utilities and Utility Regulator Sector: Energy | Services: Modelling | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Capacity Auction Monitoring for Capacity Market in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Since 2017, we have been the Capacity Auction Monitor (“Monitor”) for the Capacity Remuneration Mechanism (CRM) for the Integrated Single Electricity Market (I-SEM).

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Date: December 2018 | Client: Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) Sector: Energy | Services: Cost benefit analysis & impact assessment | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: 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.

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Date: November 2018 | Sector: Financial services | Services: Finance | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Authorised Push Payment scams

Working with the industry and the regulator to summarise responses to a draft code.

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    The Authorised Push Payment (APP) Scams Steering Group (which was set up by the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) and consisted of representatives from the payments industry and consumer groups, with regulators and government also participating as observers) had published a draft contingent reimbursement model (CRM) code for APP scams and invited responses to 23 separate questions.

    CEPA was commissioned to summarise the responses from banks, consumer groups and individuals into a concise written format, which identified the key issues for the Steering Group to consider. We also reviewed the submissions for any confidential or commercially sensitive information. Over 30 responses were reviewed, varying in length from a few pages to over 20. The work was completed within two weeks and we attended the next Steering Group to present our findings.

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Date: October 2018 | Client: Global Financing Facility Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Modelling ROI on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child & adolescent health & nutrition interventions

CEPA conducted a modelling of the Global Financing Facility’s return on investment for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH-N) interventions.

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Date: October 2018 | Client: ACER Sector: Energy | Services: Modelling | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Estimating the value of lost load for electricity in Europe

We were asked by the Agency for the Co-operation of Energy Regulators (ACER) to conduct a study on the estimation of the value of lost load (VoLL) for electricity supply in Europe.

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Date: August 2018 | Sector: Energy | Services: Public policy | Type: Publication

Publication: The capacity market five-year review - some key questions

Some of the key questions that stakeholders should be asking as part of the UK Government's much-anticipated review of the electricity capacity market are set out in a briefing note.

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Date: August 2018 | Client: Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Sector: Transport | Services: Regulation & competition | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Airport capacity strategy

CEPA’s contribution to this study on delivering the future airport capacity requirements in Ireland for the Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport set out the decisions Ireland has to make, and the timing, to come to a good decision on the future capacity requirements of Dublin Airport.

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Date: July 2018 | Sector: Energy | Services: Public policy | Type: Publication

Publication: Cybersecurity in the energy sector: what does it mean for network regulation?

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Read our briefing note to learn more about what the key issues might be in the next RIIO price controls.

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Date: June 2018 | Client: IUK & BBL Sector: Energy | Services: Modelling | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Assessing the impact of equal transmission charging treatment with gas storage

Our analysis demonstrated that applying equal charging treatment at Bacton IP as for GB storage would further the interests of GB consumers through lower gas prices. 

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Date: May 2018 | Client: Unitaid Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Making markets for children with HIV

Our evaluation of the impact of Unitaid's support for treating children living with HIV demonstrated the pivotal role the organisation had in creating a market for paediatric antiretroviral (ARV) medicine.

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Date: April 2018 | Client: Global Fund Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Framework for integration of disease programmes into health systems

CEPA was commissioned by the Global Fund to develop a framework and diagnostic tool for assessing governance-level bottlenecks to the integration of disease programmes into national health systems.

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Date: March 2018 | Client: Ofgem Sector: Energy | Services: Regulation & competition | Type: Publication

Publication: RIIO-1 price control framework and performance review

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Ahead of the RIIO-2 price controls, Ofgem wanted to gather insights on the outcomes of the RIIO-1 regulatory framework. At the end of 2017, the regulator commissioned CEPA to review the RIIO price control framework applied to the first set of RIIO price controls.

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Date: March 2018 | Client: Ofwat Sector: Water | Services: Regulation & competition | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Econometric benchmarking for Ofwat

CEPA was commissioned by Ofwat to develop a suite of econometric models focusing on different parts of the value chain in order to determine the efficient level of costs allowed for companies under each of the binding price control settlements for PR19.

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Date: January 2018 | Client: Unitaid Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Mid-term evaluation of the Unitaid “Self-testing Africa (STAR)” project

CEPA was appointed to review the implementation of the first phase of Unitaid’s HIV self-testing grant to identify areas that worked well and those that worked less well, determine the extent to which the project achieved its intended impacts.

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Date: January 2018 | Client: PMNCH Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Advisory support to the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

CEPA was asked to carry out an analysis of the factors affecting provision of Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) for Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent related health programmes (SRMNCAH).

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Date: December 2017 | Sector: Communications & media | Services: Regulation & competition | Type: Publication

Publication: What should regulators make of big data?

In almost every market one can think of, people are talking about the application of big data analytics and machine learning. Energy and other utilities are no different.

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Date: October 2017 | Sector: Energy | Services: Regulation & competition | Type: Publication

Publication: Going electric: How to incentivise the efficient deployment of electric vehicles

In our briefing, we examine how the regulatory framework implied by Ofgem’s strategy would affect one of the main drivers of the change: electric vehicles (EVs).

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Date: September 2017 | Sector: Energy | Services: Public policy | Type: Publication

Publication: Positive winds for offshore - But don’t get blown over just yet

Following the announcement of the results for Round 2 of the CfD auction, we explore in this briefing what they mean for the offshore wind energy sector and the deployment of renewable electricity generation.

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Date: July 2017 | Client: Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Review of the Global Task Force on Cholera Control

CEPA was appointed by the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) to conduct an independent review of the revitalised Task Force.

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Date: June 2017 | Client: Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) Sector: Energy | Services: Regulation & competition | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Setting of allowed revenues for the gas transmission & distribution

As part of a consortium, CEPA advised on setting allowed revenues for Gas Networks Ireland’s (GNI) TSO and DSO businesses over the PC4 price control period.

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Date: June 2017 | Client: Unitaid Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Evaluation of the ‘Improving Severe Malaria Outcomes’ project

CEPA was appointed to conduct a mid-term and an end-term review of Unitaid’s “Improving Severe Malaria Outcomes” project.

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Date: June 2017 | Client: Ofcom Sector: Communications & media | Services: Finance | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Expert advice on cost of capital issues in the telecoms sector

We provided expert advice to Ofcom on cost of capital issues in the telecoms sector.

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Date: April 2017 | Client: Ofwat Sector: Water | Services: Regulation & competition | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Approach to customer segmentation in the water sector

CEPA was engaged by Ofwat to build an evidence base on approaches to customer segmentation and possible data sources to inform approaches to residential customer segmentation.

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Date: March 2017 | Client: IFC and GAFSP Sector: Agriculture | Services: Public policy | Type: Case Study

Case study: Value-chain analysis to support investment in agribusiness

CEPA worked with the IFC and the Global Food and Agriculture Security Programme (GAFSP) to complete comprehensive agricultural value-chain assessments in Cote d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Mali, Myanmar, Tanzania and Nicaragua. The objective of the work was to develop a pipeline of investment opportunities for the GAFSP/ IFC Private Sector Window.

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Date: January 2017 | Client: English Embassy in Panama Services: | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Development of a national water strategy for Panama

The English Embassy in Panama engaged CEPA to evaluate the challenges faced by the water and sanitation sector.

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Date: January 2017 | Sector: Energy | Services: Regulation & competition | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Assessment of a regulatory framework for retail

We were asked by an economic regulator of the energy sector, to develop a framework for assessing whether their domestic retail energy market was delivering good customer outcomes.

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Date: January 2017 | Client: International Finance Corporation (IFC) Sector: Water | Services: Cost benefit analysis & impact assessment | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: 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.

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Date: December 2016 | Client: Ofwat Sector: Water | Services: Public policy | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Review of readiness for retail market opening

CEPA was appointed by Ofwat to carry out a targeted review of market participants’ readiness for opening of the retail market in April 2017 for eligible business, charity and public sector customers of companies whose areas are wholly or mainly in England.

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Date: December 2016 | Client: PMNCH Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Development of Global Strategy for Womens’, Childrens’ & Adolescents’ Health

CEPA supported the PMNCH’s Consultation on the Global Financing Facility in conducting a global consultation process and producing a report.

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Date: December 2016 | Client: Gavi Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Learning agenda – Gavi’s new country engagement framework

CEPA was appointed by Gavi to capture feedback and document lessons during the early implementation phase of Gavi’s new country engagement framework approach.

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Date: November 2016 | Client: DNO Sector: Energy | Services: Regulation & competition | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Enabling flexibility in the GB electricity market

The advice provided to a GB electricity distribution company in relation to smart networks and flexible energy systems helped our client advance their position with the regulator and government.

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Date: October 2016 | Client: Gavi Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Development of Gavi application guidelines

CEPA was commissioned to develop Gavi’s Application Guidelines and Forms for 2016 and 2017.

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Date: May 2016 | Client: Gavi Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Meta-review of Gavi health systems strengthening (HSS) country evaluations

CEPA conducted a meta-review of 14 country evaluations of Gavi HSS support in order to inform Gavi’s review of its HSS window of support.

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Date: January 2016 | Client: Ofwat Sector: Water | Services: Finance | Type: Publication

Publication: Alternative approaches for setting the cost of debt

CEPA were commissioned by two UK economic regulators to look at alternative approaches that could be used in regulatory determinations for the cost of debt allowance.

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Date: January 2016 | Client: EBRD Sector: Water | Services: Modelling | Type: Case Study

Case study: 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 provision. 

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Date: January 2016 | Client: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Sector: Communications & media | Services: Regulation & competition | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Open Access funding for publication system in Switzerland

CEPA was asked by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) to recommend a funding model that would allow for a complete transition to an Open Access (OA) publication system in Switzerland by 2020-2024.  

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Date: November 2015 | Client: Ofcom Sector: Communications & media | Services: Finance | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Financing the Universal Postal Service

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We have helped Ofcom (and previously Postcomm) think through how best to ensure that Royal Mail is able to deliver the Universal Service in a financially sustainable manner.

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Date: August 2015 | Sector: Water | Services: Finance | Type: Publication

Publication: Thames Tideway Tunnel & the cost of capital

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In 2015, Ofwat awarded the licence for the Thames Tideway Tunnel. As part of the announcement, Ofwat stated the cost of capital that will apply during the construction period of the project (the 'bid WACC') would be 2.497%.

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Date: August 2015 | Client: CIFF Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Prospective evaluation design for the Bangladesh Home Fortification Project

CEPA supported CIF with an evaluation of the Bangladesh Home Fortification Project, aimed at reducing anaemia among young children.

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Date: August 2015 | Client: Cheque and Credit Clearing Company Sector: Financial services | Services: Regulation & competition | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Economic assessment of the Future Charging Model for cheque processing

Cheque and Credit Clearing Company (C&CCC) appointed CEPA to provide an economic assessment of the proposed funding and charging methodology for this new Image Clearing System (ICS).

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Date: June 2015 | Client: Stop TB Partnership Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Evaluation of the Stop TB Partnership

CEPA was appointed to undertake a Value for Money (VfM) evaluation of the Stop TB Partnership covering the period 2007 to 2013.

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Date: June 2015 | Client: World Bank Sector: Water | Services: Public policy | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: 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.

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Date: May 2015 | Client: Ofwat Sector: Water | Services: Modelling | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Merger support in the water sector

CEPA supported Ofwat in the CMA inquiry into the merger of South West Water and Bournemouth Water.

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Date: January 2015 | Client: JISC Collections Sector: Communications & media | Services: Regulation & competition | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Support to higher education institutions during negotiations with publishers of academic journals

CEPA provided support to the JISC Collections to help them conduct negotiations on behalf of the UK's higher education institutions.

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Date: January 2015 | Client: Ofcom Sector: Communications & media | Services: Regulation & competition | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Review of Leased Lines Charge Review Model

CEPA were asked by Ofcom to carry out a review of its 2016 Leased Lines Charge Control modelling developed for the purpose of setting charge controls for the three years from 2016/17 to 2018/19.

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Date: December 2014 | Client: Publishing Research Consortium (PRC) Sector: Communications & media | Services: Regulation & competition | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Modelling the economics of academic publishing for the Publishing Research Consortium

CEPA was commissioned for a study on the economics of academic publishing.

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Date: November 2014 | Client: Global Health Group at the University of California Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Innovative financing mechanisms for malaria elimination

CEPA was appointed to review current financing trends for malaria eliminating countries and consider suitable innovative financing mechanisms that could be developed to support malaria elimination.

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Date: October 2014 | Client: Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Review of Unitaid’s Medicines Patent Pool (MPP)

CEPA undertook a review to closely assess the strategic direction, positioning and operations of the MPP.

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Date: June 2014 | Client: Consumer Council for Water (CC Water) Sector: Water | Services: Regulation & competition | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Informing the development of water access charging methodologies

CEPA was commissioned by CC Water to provide a report on possible approaches to access pricing in the water sector in light of the reforms being introduced to make the sector more competitive.  

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Date: January 2014 | Sector: Communications & media | Services: Regulation & competition | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Review of Digital Terrestrial Television decision for TV3

CEPA advised privately owned television channel TV3 on competition issues related to transmission charges for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) in Ireland.

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Date: September 2013 | Client: Evaluation Department at Norad Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Evaluation of the Norway India Partnership Initiative

CEPA was appointed by the Evaluation Department at Norad to conduct a process evaluation of the Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) with the aim to reduce child and maternal mortality.

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Date: August 2013 | Client: WHO Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Investment case for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics

The purpose of the assignment was to prepare an investment case for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems, to serve as a key advocacy document to garner support for and investment in, CRVS systems.

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Date: January 2012 | Client: TB REACH Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

Publication: Mid-term evaluation of the Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH initiative

In 2011-12, CEPA was appointed to conduct a mid-term evaluation of the TB REACH initiative.

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Date: July 2011 | Client: GAIN Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Mid-term review of GAIN’s Infant and Young Child Nutrition programme

CEPA conducted a mid-term review of GAIN’s Infant and Young Child Nutrition programme.

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Date: June 2011 | Client: Gavi Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

Publication: Evaluation of Gavi Phase II

A consortium led by CEPA carried out the second evaluation of Gavi. The evaluation assessed Gavi’s performance since inception, focusing on the period between 2006 and 2009.

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Date: March 2011 | Client: Global Fund Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Market Dynamics Study on drugs and diagnostics for communicable diseases

CEPA was commissioned by the Global Fund to conduct a Market Dynamics Study focusing on seven product areas (drugs and diagnostics for the three disease areas, and Long-Lasting Insecticide-treated Nets).

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Date: January 2011 | Client: Ofcom Sector: Communications & media | Services: Finance | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Review of financial models for Postcomm

Postcomm asked CEPA to review two of its financial models, to improve their robustness and confidence in their results. One of the models was to be published, making it particularly important that the model was well-designed and reliable. 

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Date: | Client: Global Fund Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: 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.

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Date: | Client: Global Fund Sector: Global health | Services: Health economics & evaluation | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Thematic review to assess an approach to investing in resilient & sustainable systems for health

CEPA conducted a thematic review to assess the Global Fund’s current approach to investments in Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH).

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    The specific aims of this review on RSSH were to assess implementation of the current RSSH investments at country level (across various settings, including transition countries); review complementarity of the investments with domestic and other donor efforts in order to achieve sustainable impact; review country and partner perceptions on the effectiveness of RSSH investments; and provide recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of Global Fund RSSH support.

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Date: | Sector: Energy | Services: Public policy | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Understanding the distributional impacts of time-of-use tariffs on consumers’ bills

The roll-out of smart meters capable of measuring half-hourly consumption presents a number of opportunities. If introduced alongside time-of-use tariffs (TOU), consumers would receive immediate signals on the cost of using electricity. If consumers respond to those price signals, they could directly save on their electricity bills. 

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Date: | Client: Global Infrastructure Hub Sector: Infrastructure | Services: Finance | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: A guidance tool for National Infrastructure Banks and related facilities

We developed a reference tool which examined areas where National Infrastructure Banks could play a catalytic role.

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Date: | Client: UK Department for International Development (DFID) Sector: Infrastructure | Services: Finance | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Mobilising finance for infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa & South Asia

Our research for DFID highlighted the need for public institutions to create bankable infrastructure projects to unlock funds available from the private sector.

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Date: | Sector: Infrastructure | Services: Public policy | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Financing UK infrastructure

Our review of private financing for infrastructure contributed to the national infrastructure debate on what role the public and private sectors should have in developing and financing UK infrastructure.

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Date: | Client: Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) Sector: Infrastructure | Services: Public policy | Type: Publication

CaseStudy: Strategic support to the Private Infrastructure Development Group

We advised the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) to focus on addressing project development constraints and facilitate local currency finance under its new Five-Year Strategic Plan.

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