McGuinness Institute


Demarcation zones for public policy innovation proposal to the Rt Hon Bill English

Undertaking experiments in public policy is like any other innovation – it requires a mix of disruption, a committed and talented team, and, most importantly, the courage of leaders to let go of bad rules and explore new ways of doing things. This approach can...

The changing purpose of tertiary education

In response to a Government request, the Productivity Commission is currently undertaking an inquiry into ‘new models of tertiary education’. At a time when the technological and social climate is changing so rapidly that our current model is struggling to keep up, this inquiry presents...

Self-aware cities

Cities are becoming self-aware. Despite re-emerging as a political force within the volatile context of a global market economy, cities are currently struggling to position themselves within a tangled network of private companies, national interest and a mobile population of highly-educated knowledge workers.

One ocean: principles for the stewardship of a healthy and productive ocean

New Zealand has one of the largest exclusive economic zones in the world. This report discusses the role of oceans in New Zealand’s culture, economy and natural environment as well as the need for change in oceans governance. It contains 30 unique perspectives and proposes...

2013 Youth living standards framework for New Zealand

The LivingStandardsNZ Workshop brought together 28 young people to consider living standards in New Zealand. On Tuesday the 3rd of December, participants attended the day-long Government Economics Network (GEN) Conference at Te Papa (699). Following the Conference, there was a two-day workshop where participants explored...