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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  • The Future of Food in 2050

    Catherine Iorns collects predictions about the future of food in 2050. Perhaps the scariest are the 'business as usual' scenarios. The only certainty? Change.

    Venue: RHLT3, Lecture Theatre 3, Rutherford House

  • Open Government: Getting It Right

    How can New Zealand meet its open government goals? Keitha Booth takes a hard look at the Open Government Partnership National Action Plan.

    Venue: Rutherford House lecture theatre 2

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