Policy assessments and evaluations

Policy assessments and evaluations

Effective policy design, development and implementation and assessment

We advise policy makers and regulators around the world covering all stages of the policy cycle including the design, implementation and assessment of sustainable transport policies.

We work to support governments in their efforts to make mobility services and infrastructure more accessible and efficient, as well as reduce transport’s contribution to climate change and air pollution. This includes recent assignments on sustainable mobility policies with the European Commission, e-mobility studies with the UK Committee for Climate Change, and policy measures to decarbonise supply chain logistics in Argentina with the World Bank.

Our specialist team delivers policy advice through a structured and tested policy analysis framework that is evidence-based. We make use of the best available economic and environmental modelling and targeted stakeholder engagement approaches to provide insight to customers. Our team understands the need to develop clear, effective and acceptable policies as part of the energy and digital transition that the transport sector is leading.

Policy analysis and design: as the advisors of choice to the European Commission, we have provided technical advice to several of the initiatives included in the “Fit for 55” climate package of the European Union (EU), supporting Europe’s ambition to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050.

Implementation: We provide industry-leading technical advisory(?) support to enable effective policy implementation. This includes the development of guidance and/or supporting regulations, provision of capacity building as well as the design of monitoring, reporting and verification strategies.

Our experts also provide in-depth evaluation of existing policy initiatives to assess their effectiveness, efficiency and ongoing relevance and identify opportunities for further improvement. This includes 'fitness checks' of the overall legal framework affecting a specific sector to ensure it is fit for purpose. Ahead of the recent European Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, our expert team conducted an evaluation of the EU Transport White Paper, highlighting the progress made against environmental and socio-economic targets, as well as areas where more action was needed at EU level.

Examples of our work for the European Commission include high profile impact assessment studies supporting the revision of the EU legal framework concerning Alternative Fuels Infrastructure and the adoption of a Sustainable Aviation Fuels mandate. In the UK, our analysis has been instrumental to shed light on the accessibility needs linked to electric vehicles charging. In Mexico, we are supporting local and national policy makers in their actions to promote green freight.