University of Otago

Literature review

Rapid audit of contact tracing for COVID-19 in New Zealand

The report presents findings and makes recommendations for improvements to contact tracing to control COVID-19 in New Zealand.
Thesis

Exploring resilience to climate change and other environmental challenges in Samoan communities

This study challenges the current paradigm that defines resilience as a return to equilibrium, by using a non-equilibrium cultural ecological lens and interpretivist research design. The non-equilibrium view of resilience sees the social systems of island nations as highly dynamic areas, constantly undergoing persistent change...
Report

Poverty monitor 2019: technical report

This Child Poverty Monitor is the seventh consecutive annual report on implications of child poverty in New Zealand, and updates the progress made toward a society where every child can flourish and achieve their potential.
Report

Government use of artificial intelligence in New Zealand

This report was prepared as part of the New Zealand Law Foundation-funded project: Artificial Intelligence and Law in New Zealand. The overall focus of the report is on the regulatory issues surrounding uses of AI in New Zealand.
Report

‘Bisnis in context’: unlocking the potential for sustainable commercial use of land in Solomon Islands

In the Solomon Islands, where around 87% of land is under customary tenure, commercial ventures need support from customary landowners, otherwise they are unlikely to succeed. This report is part of a broader regional study on sustainable economic development of customary land in the Pacific...