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Economic evaluation manual

Published: | Category: Manuals , Economic evaluation | Audience: Local & regional government

The NZ Transport Agency's Economic evaluation manual (EEM) is the industry's standard for the economic evaluation of land transport activities for New Zealand. The EEM sets out economic evaluation procedures and values used in calculating benefits and costs, necessary for applications seeking investment where a benefit cost appraisal from the Transport Agency is mandatory.

The 2016 update of the EEM replaces all previous versions and updates.

For guidance on how to apply the updated EEM and changes applicable to this update, refer to the link to the frequently asked questions below or you can contact eem@nzta.govt.nz for further questions or register for updates related to the EEM.

Publication details

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  • Published: January 2016
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-478-40782-2 (online)
  • Amendments: First amendment effective 1 January 2016

Current release

Effective dateTitle
1 Jan 2016
Economic evaluation manual, first edition, amendment 1 [PDF, 54 MB]
1 Jan 2016
Crash risk factors guidelines (compendium) [PDF, 7.1 MB]
1 Dec 2016
Update factors for 2016 [PDF, 239 KB]
1 Jan 2016
General circular 15/06 – EEM technical update release [PDF, 379 KB]
  Frequently asked questions [PDF, 91 KB]

Evaluation procedures

Date issuedTitle
1 Jan 2016
SP1 Road Renewals [XLS, 181 KB]
1 Jan 2016
SP2 Bridge Renewals [XLS, 248 KB]
1 Jan 2016
SP3 Road Improvements [XLS, 316 KB]
1 Jan 2016
SP4 Seal Extensions [XLS, 281 KB]
1 Jan 2016
SP5 Intersections [XLS, 327 KB]
1 Jan 2016
SP6 HPMV [XLS, 209 KB]
1 Jan 2016
SP8 Freight Services [XLS, 297 KB]
1 Jan 2016
SP9 PT New Services [XLS, 217 KB]
1 Jan 2016
SP10 PT Existing Services [XLS, 189 KB]
1 Jan 2016
SP11 Walking and Cycling [XLS, 310 KB]
1 Jan 2016
SP12 Travel Behaviour [XLS, 157 KB]
1 Jan 2016
SP13 Safety Promotion [XLS, 155 KB]
1 Jan 2016
LED conversion PV analysis [XLSX, 596 KB]
31 Oct 2013
TIO Full Procedures Spreadsheet Summary [XLS, 40 KB]
31 Oct 2013
EEM blank worksheets (full procedures) [DOC, 1.6 MB]

Previous releases

Date issuedTitle
31 Oct 2013
Economic evaluation manual, first edition [PDF, 8.3 MB]
1 Dec 2015
Update factors for 2015 [PDF, 63 KB]
1 Dec 2014
Update factors for 2014 [PDF, 234 KB]
1 Jan 2013
Update factors for 2013 [PDF, 68 KB]
31 Oct 2013
General circular 13/07 – Release of updated EEM [PDF, 124 KB]
1 Jul 2013
General circular 13/06 – Economic evaluation policy changes [PDF, 107 KB]
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