Cost-benefit analyses help public sector decision-makers make better decisions.
Resources are limited. That is why the pressure is on to get the most for your money. Cost-benefit analyses help public decision-makers make better decisions.
We help highlight whether society’s gains equate to the costs of new investments or changes in regulations.
Why choose Incentive?
Some of the things we help our clients with
Analyses of new infrastructure
We calculate the annual economic return on investments in, for example, traffic infrastructure. The aim is to ascertain whether the benefits equate to the costs. Such benefits can include reduced time-costs, lower running costs, and reduced environmental, climate or noise output.
Analyses of new regulations
We illustrate the costs and benefits prior to political decisions being made to change the regulations in any given sector. Among other things, we highlight the effects of deregulation, competition and changes in subsidies.
Analyses of climate initiatives
We calculate the shadow price that expresses the cost of any given initiative through a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of one tonne of CO2. By comparing shadow prices for a range of measures, it is possible to find the most cost-effective approach to meeting Denmark’s international climate obligations and national objectives.
WE AVOID CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
We work for public authorities, private companies and interest groups. Some of these are competitors or have other types of conflicting interests.
For this reason, we only work for one client at a time within a specific field. We consider a project completed when the client has received and approved the final reporting and we have sent the last invoice. As soon as a project is completed, we can work for another authority/company/organisation in that field.
In certain subject areas, we have entered into a framework contract with an exclusive agreement. This means that in these fields, we do not work for anyone else.
In certain cases, when there is no risk of conflicting interests, we can – in full transparency – work for several clients simultaneously within the same field.
In very special cases, when Incentive has unique knowledge within a specific area, we can work for competing companies. We do this by establishing “Chinese walls” so that two completely different project teams work for the two customers. We ensure full confidentiality, restricted access to drives, data and documents, and under no circumstances do we discuss the projects across project teams.
Contact a consultant
We are always happy to have a non-committal chat, so please do not hesitate to contact us. We can set up a meeting at your office or online, or you can visit us in Holte or Odense.