In public sector policy development, often little consideration is given to how implementation will take place over time, and whether or not the resources are available to achieve the vision of a policy. Working out the cost of taking programmes to scale is essential to sound roll-out planning and budgeting. The costing of policies, especially social policies with outcomes that promote equality and redress, is a key step in ensuring governments are able to deliver on their commitments.

The Cornerstone team has been at the forefront in developing costing methodologies and Excel-based costing models that enable policy-makers to plan implementation with a better understanding of the costs of the targeted outcomes.