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Monetised benefits and costs manual

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

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

The MBCM has replaced the Economic evaluation manual from 31 August 2020 and applies to business cases that commence on or after 31 August 2020.

The MBCM should be read in conjunction with the Non-monetised benefits manual, the industry's standard for the quantitative and qualitative benefits of New Zealand land transport activities.

Land transport benefits framework and management approach: guidelines provides guidance on the application of the Benefits Framework (the list and description of the benefits) and Benefits Management Approach (how benefits are applied, monitored and reported).

Economic evaluation manual 

Non-monetised benefits manual

Land transport benefits framework and management approach: guidelines

For further guidance on how to apply the MBCM or to register for updates related to the MBCM contact MBCM@nzta.govt.nz

Publication details

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  • Published: 13 August 2020
  • Version: 1.5
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-98-856173-8 (online)
  • Contact: MBCM@nzta.govt.nz
  • Amendments: Manual updated 1 August 2021