Helen Clark Foundation


The Helen Clark Foundation is an independent, public policy think tank based in Auckland, New Zealand. Building on the lifetime of public service by patron Helen Clark, the foundation aims to contribute to policy debates on how to achieve a more inclusive, sustainable, and peaceful society.

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14 Feb 2020

In this research paper, Dr Jenny McArthur proposes a package of solutions to disrupt the speculative cycle, safely lower housing prices, and boost alternative housing provision to meet the diverse needs of New Zealanders.


1 Dec 2019

Informed and engaged communities are central to a healthy democratic society. Engaged communities have high levels of community knowledge, cultural vibrancy, and civic participation. This report focuses on how local government can support different types of community.

Discussion paper

9 Sep 2019

Like many countries around the world, cannabis use is a reality in New Zealand. The result of the nation's current policy approach damages health, worsens social equity, and drives up crime. The status quo is unacceptable, and this paper examines how New Zealand can do...


1 May 2019

This paper discusses what New Zealand can do in regard to regulating and moderating abhorrent content on social media.

Discussion paper

1 Mar 2019

‘Green hydrogen’ is hydrogen which is generated from renewable electricity by electrolysis. ‘Brown hydrogen’ is that which is generated from fossil fuel. In this paper, the author discusses the role that 'green hydrogen' can play in helping New Zealand decrease carbon emissions.

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