This primer produced by the Treasury of the New Zealnad governmenr seeks to improve the quality of policy and spending proposals by providing guidance on the issues that should be considered and how proposals will be assessed by the NZ Treasury. It is intended for public sector policy and financial analysts and provides simple, accessible and practical assistance. The Primer presents an overview of Cost Benefit Analysis in a New Zealand public sector context, with particular emphasis on the basic questions that are likely to arise.
This guide draws on similar materials created by the Treasury of the United Kingdom, including The Green book: Appraisal and Evaluation in Central Government.
This is being used as a reference document in work being undertaken in Tonga for analysing local public sector investments being undertaken by the Tonga Rural Inovations Project.
Resource Materials for Analysing Local Investment Projects