The Institute for Governance and Policy Studies (IGPS) aims to lift environmental, social and economic outcomes for all New Zealanders via good public policy.

Our goal is to contribute to improving New Zealanders’ lives. Our researchers engage with New Zealand’s policy-making process and work with people to make New Zealand a better place environmentally, socially and economically.

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  • What makes a good life?

    In 2018 over 6000 children and young people were asked what wellbeing means to them and how their lives could be improved. Donna Provoost presents key findings.

    Venue: Old Government Building Lecture Theatre 3 (GBLT3)

  • Jobs, Robots and Us: the Future of Work in New Zealand

    Kinley Salmon, author of Jobs, Robots & Us: Why the Future of Work in New Zealand is in Our Hands, looks at what robotics advances may mean for New Zealanders.

    Venue: Old Government Buildings, lecture theatre 4

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