The Institute of Policy Studies was established in 1983 as part of Victoria University of Wellington. Over the decades the university environment has changed dramatically. When the School of Government was formed in 2002, the IPS became its ‘window’ for applied research, discussion and publication.
In July 2012 the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies came into being. While it has subsumed many of the functions of the Institute of Policy Studies, it seeks to build upon its predecessor's roles and reputation, with the aim of becoming New Zealand's foremost provider of independent, high quality, policy-oriented research, informing the policy-making process and influencing policy development and implementation across many significant areas of public life.
Link to organisation: http://igps.victoria.ac.nz/
Source Acronym: IGPS
Owning Institution: Victoria University of Wellington
Source Type: Education
The purpose of this research was to examine the link between density and the costs of providing infrastructure in New Zealand.
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Geoffrey Palmer begins this article with the proposition that there is much in the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) that needs to be fixed.
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This article assess how the size and shape of the state has changed in New Zealand since 1900.
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This article examines the current New Zealand government's approach to social housing delivery.
This article summarises a recent New Zealand Productivity Commission inquiry into social services.