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Policy report

29 Jun 2017

This is a summary of a New Zealand workshop on how to use open data for policy design.


26 Jun 2017

Report of a workshop designed as an interactive session for policy people to experiment and explore opportunities for including citizen/client involvement early within the policy cycle.


1 May 2017

The Policy Project hosted a roundtable for senior officials with experts on co-production in government, Professor Tony Bovaird (Emeritus Professor at the University of Birmingham) and Dr Elke Loeffler (Chief Executive of the nonprofit Governance International).

The session was designed to understand what is...


15 Feb 2017

This tool has been designed to help policy practitioners articulate their policy skills profile. It can be used:

When applying for jobs To support conversations with your manager (or others) about your development and training needs and your policy career progression

Templates are provided...


15 Feb 2017

This tool has been designed for policy managers in the New Zealand public service.

It can be used for:

Planning: periodically diagnosing the skills make-up of your team and assessing any gaps and overlaps. Recruitment: as a reference menu to construct policy roles...

Research report

31 Jan 2017

The Policy Project collaborated with the Government Economics Network (GEN) committee to facilitate workshops following the 2016 GEN conference on ‘People and Policy – how to make better and smarter policies through behavioural insights, design thinking and better use of data’.

This document records:...

Research report

31 Dec 2016

This paper tells the story of the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s efforts to improve policy quality and capability. The purpose of the paper is to outline the key elements that have underscored MCH’s success as a top performing policy shop. There is...

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