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Working Papers reflect what we know – the facts and current state of play on a specific issue of interest. Working Papers supports a Report or Think Piece and will only be published online.

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2014/01: List of government department strategies between 1 July 1994 and 30 June 2014
(PDF, 1.7 MB)
Renata Mokena-Lodge

Project NSDS 

2013/04: Living the Good Life - Defining 'living standards' 
(PDF, 146 KB)
Diana Tam

LivingStandardsNZ (see livingstandardsnz.org)

2013/03: Exploring Talent 
(PDF, 659 KB)
Gillian McCarthy

TalentNZ (see TalentNZ.org)

2013/01: Notes on the New Zealand King Salmon Decision (PDF, 1.4 MB)
Wendy McGuinness with assistance from Niki Lomax

Think Piece 16: New Zealand King Salmon: Was it a good decision for New Zealand?

2012/03: EmpowerNZ: Drafting a constitution for the 21st century Participant Feedback (PDF, 436 KB)
Rory Sarten

Report 14: EmpowerNZ: Drafting a Constitution for the 21st Century

2012/02: International Data Management for Government (PDF, 543 KB)
Diane White

Report 10: Data Matters: A Whole-of-government Approach to Data Management Policy

2012/01: The State of the Constitutional Review as at June 2012 (PDF, 611 KB)
Wendy McGuinness and Diane White

Project Constitutional Review

2011/20: Foresight in New Zealand (PDF, 3.69 MB)
Wendy McGuinness

Prepared for the International Conference on Strategic Foresight in National Government, held in Seoul on December 6–8, 2011

2011/19: The State of the Constitutional Review as at November 2011 (PDF, 480 KB)
Wendy McGuinness and Diane White

Project Constitutional Review

2011/18: New Zealand’s Crown Research Institutes: Legislation, Operation and Governance (PDF, 325 KB)
Diane White

Report 9: Science Embraced: Government-funded science under the microscope

2011/17: New Zealand Universities: Research activities, commercialisation and international benchmarking (PDF, 616 KB)
Wendy McGuinness, Lucy Foster and Diane White

Report 9: Science Embraced: Government-funded science under the microscope
2011/16: StrategyNZ: Mapping our Future Participant Feedback 
(PDF, 291 KB)
Rory Sarten
Report 13: StrategyNZ: Mapping our Future Strategy Maps
2011/15: MSI Science Investment Board: Legislation, Operations and Board Membership (PDF, 375 KB)
Wendy McGuinness
Report 9: Science Embraced: Government-funded science under the microscope
2011/14: MSI Innovation Investment Board: Legislation, Operations and Board Membership (PDF, 375 KB)
Wendy McGuinness
Report 9: Science Embraced: Government-funded science under the microscope
2011/13: What strategic uncertainties keep New Zealanders awake at night? (PDF, 375 KB)
Wendy McGuinness
Report 13: StrategyNZ: Mapping our Future Strategy Maps
2011/12: Evaluating the Soil Dataset (PDF, 385 KB)
Resource Project Team
Report 10: Data Matters: A Whole-of-government Approach to Data Management Policy
2011/11: Evaluating the Water Quality Dataset (PDF, 512 KB)
Resource Project Team
Report 10: Data Matters: A Whole-of-government Approach to Data Management Policy
2011/10: Evaluating the Atmosphere Dataset (PDF, 487 KB)
Resource Project Team
Report 10: Data Matters: A Whole-of-government Approach to Data Management Policy
2011/09: Evaluating the Livestock and Crops Dataset (PDF, 463 KB)
Resource Project Team
Report 10: Data Matters: A Whole-of-government Approach to Data Management Policy
2011/08: Evaluating the Forestry Dataset (PDF, 414 KB)
Resource Project Team
Report 10: Data Matters: A Whole-of-government Approach to Data Management Policy
2011/07: Evaluating the Biodiversity Dataset (PDF, 365 KB)
Resource Project Team
Report 10: Data Matters: A Whole-of-government Approach to Data Management Policy
2011/06: Evaluating the Fisheries and Aquaculture Dataset (PDF, 356 KB)
Resource Project Team
Report 10: Data Matters: A Whole-of-government Approach to Data Management Policy
2011/05: Evaluating the Water Resource Dataset (PDF, 414 KB
Resource Project Team
Report 10: Data Matters: A Whole-of-government Approach to Data Management Policy
2011/04: Evaluating the Energy Dataset (PDF, 446 KB)
Resource Project Team
Report 10: Data Matters: A Whole-of-government Approach to Data Management Policy
2011/03: Evaluating the Mineral Production Dataset (PDF, 401 KB)
Resource Project Team
Report 10: Data Matters: A Whole-of-government Approach to Data Management Policy
2011/02: Evaluating the Land Dataset (PDF, 414 KB)
Resource Project Team
Report 10: Data Matters: A Whole-of-government Approach to Data Management Policy
2011/01: Outputs from Eighteen New Zealand Future-thinking Initiatives (PDF, 385 KB)
Wendy McGuinness, Lucy Foster and Louise Grace-Pickering
Report 11: A History of Future-thinking Initiatives in New Zealand 1936–2010: Learning from the past to build a better future
2010/05: The Treaty Settlement Process: An overview of the Waitangi Tribunal and the Office of Treaty Settlements (PDF, 283 KB)
Wendy McGuinness and Miriam White
Report 7: Exploring the shared goals of Māori: Working towards a National Sustainable Development Strategy
2010/04: The 2008 Election: Reviewing seat allocations without the Māori electoral seats (PDF, 1.25 MB)
Wendy McGuinness and Nicola Bradshaw
Report 8: Effective Māori Representation in Parliament: Working towards a National Sustainable Development Strategy
2010/03: The Evolution of New Zealand as a Nation: Significant events and legislation 1770–2010 (PDF, 224 KB)
Wendy McGuinness, Miriam White and Perrine Gilkison
Report 8: Effective Māori Representation in Parliament: Working towards a National Sustainable Development Strategy
2010/02: Institutions and Mechanisms Designed to Progress the Goals of Māori (PDF, 295 KB)
Wendy McGuinness and Miriam White
Report 8: Effective Māori Representation in Parliament: Working towards a National Sustainable Development Strategy
2010/01: Exploring Long-term Policy Drivers in Science: A scan of international think tanks (PDF, 202 KB)
Lucy Foster
Report 9: Science Embraced: Government-funded science under the microscope
2009/05: Exploring New Zealand and International Government-funded Science Goals (PDF, 172 KB)
Chris Aitken
Report 9: Science Embraced: Government-funded science under the microscope
2009/04: Statistics: A selection of available data associated with shared Māori goals (PDF, 360 KB)
Wendy McGuinness and Miriam White
Report 7: Exploring the shared goals of Māori: Working towards a National Sustainable Development Strategy
2009/03: Identifying the Shared Goals of Six Māori Organizations (PDF, 250 KB)
Wendy McGuinness and Miriam White 
Report 7: Exploring the shared goals of Māori: Working towards a National Sustainable Development Strategy
2009/02: A Methodological Approach to Māori-focused Research (PDF, 174 KB)
Mahina-a-rangi Baker
Report 7: Exploring the shared goals of Māori: Working towards a National Sustainable Development Strategy
2009/01: Developing principles for Project 2058 (PDF, 148 KB)
Hayley Vujcich

Methodology Version 3
2005: A National Sustainable Development Strategy: How New Zealand measures up against international commitments (PDF, 750 KB)
Wendy McGuinness

Discussion Paper: Working towards a National Sustainable Development Strategy
 

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