New Zealand Governance & Policy

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16 January 2017

1,500 teachers, policy-makers and literacy academics across range of countries, including Australia and New Zealand, were asked to rate 17 literacy topics as either "hot' or "important" in this global survey.

12 January 2017

The goal of reviewing drug utensils regulations is to understand their effectiveness in achieving health and social outcomes for New Zealanders. This review looks at whether current regulations will improve these outcomes and support drug policy goals.

20 December 2016

This working paper aims to answer three questions: what is the social investment approach (and what is it not), how should it be applied and where would it be most productively applied?

19 December 2016

Australia and New Zealand are developing maritime capabilities to uphold the rules-based system. Regional uncertainty will intensify their defence cooperation, but trans-Tasman differences in outlook and investment will need careful management.

15 December 2016

This document is a summary of ‘civil society’ engagement undertaken between 15 July and 30 August 2016 for the development of New Zealand’s second National Action Plan (NAP) for the Open Government Partnership (OGP).

13 December 2016

If you want fibre internet to make your firm more productive you’ll need other investment too. 

13 December 2016

The 2016 Child Poverty Monitor Technical Report provides the fourth consecutive annual report on indicators that assess aspects of child poverty in New Zealand and their implications for child wellbeing. 

12 December 2016

This article from Uniiversity of Otago’s Dunedin Multidisciplinary Study argues that a small segment of the population accounts for a disproportionate share of costly service use across a society’s health care, criminal justice, and social welfare systems – and paediatric tests of brain health can identify these adults as young as age three.

7 December 2016

This report provides a ten year update on New Zealand's criminal justice system arguing the cost of prisons is spiralling out of control and doing nothing to reduce reoffending, while refocussing efforts on effective alternatives and reintegration would save the country millions, reduce crime and make the country safer, 

5 December 2016

A review of evaluations of disaster recovery efforts, mostly focusing on grey literature. Advocates for a national post-disaster recovery evaluation framework.

30 November 2016

This article looks at the history and effect of the poll provisions in Western Australia, and considers the question as to whether the poll provisions have impeded structural reform of the local government sector in the state.

30 November 2016

Introduces the concept of community governance and discusses some of the innovations in engagement that exist below the level of local government.