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Non-monetised benefits manual

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

The Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's Non-monetised benefits manual provides guidance and instruction on land transport non-monetised benefit measures, including definition of each measure and its data sources (where centralised data is available) and, where available, instructions on how to determine baselines and forecasts for the measure (see Tools and resources). 

The Non-monetised benefits manual contains details of those benefit measures for which Waka Kotahi holds centralised data. Details for the remaining measures will be provided in future updates.

This manual should be read in conjunction with:

  • the 'Benefits management guidance' section of our website, which provides an introduction to the Land Transport Benefits Framework, how to use it in planning and business cases, and benefits management in the National Land Transport Programme
    Benefits management guidance
  • the Monetised benefits and costs manualthe industry’s standard for the economic evaluation (benefit–cost ratio calculation) of land transport activities in New Zealand.
    Monetised benefits and costs manual

For further guidance on how to apply the Non-monetised benefits manual contact

Publication details

  • Author:
  • Published: 13 August 2020
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-98-856174-5 (online)

Current release

Effective date Title
31 Aug 2020 Non-monetised benefits manual [PDF, 3.1 MB]

Tools and resources

The Non-monetised benefits manual provides guidance on forecasting of benefits measures. In the sections below you will find pilot methodologies and links to associated forecasting tools.

Forecasting methodologies

The Benefits Storymap

We have also introduced The Benefits Storymap, a new centralised tool for accessing data about investment performance. The Benefits Storymap enables evidence-based decision-making to help identify and address the right transport problems and opportunities. It is available online; new users can request access by e-mailing us at