Delivering low carbon infrastructure

In this publication, the authors discuss the challenges of decarbonisation, the need for innovation in green and sustainable funding options and the current trends in construction contracts to address carbon requirements.

Building a stronger public accountability system for New Zealanders

The document explores how well New Zealand’s public accountability system is working in practice.

Comparative analysis of budget utilisation in individualised funding models

This report was commissioned by the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services to inform mechanisms that will optimise utilisation of NDIS packages. The report examines schemes, nationally and internationally, with similar features to the NDIS.
Briefing paper

Safety and violence: a Youth19 brief

This brief explores student feelings of safety and experiences of physical and sexual violence between 2001 and 2019.

Monitoring alcohol affordability in Aotearoa New Zealand: 2020 update

This report looks at the trends of alcohol prices and affordability in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Discussion paper

Taking responsibility for our waste

This document presents the government's proposed vision and aspirations for a low-waste Aotearoa New Zealand, and how they intend to get there.

Rates of driver licence holding in Aotearoa New Zealand

This document describes the rates at which various subpopulations of Aotearoa New Zealand’s population hold licences for motor cars and light motor vehicles.
Working paper

Future options for industrial free allocation in the NZ ETS

This document examines a range of options for reforming industrial free allocation of tradable emissions units issued by the New Zealand government.
Working paper

Do workers share in firm success?

This document reports on the extent to which firm financial performance is passed on to workers in the form of higher wages and the degree to which this pass-through has changed over the period 2002-2018.

Māori economy emissions profile

This report shows how the Maori economy is overrepresented in the New Zealand emissions profile. It outlines the risks and opportunities that the Maori economy faces in the transition to a low emissions economy.