We are a non-partisan think tank working towards a sustainable future for New Zealand.

The McGuinness Institute applies hindsight, insight and foresight to explore major challenges and opportunities facing New Zealand over the long term.

Latest Research

Working Papers 2020/07 and 2020/08 Published

The Institute has recently published an analysis of the 2017 Labour-Green Party Confidence and Supply Agreement and the 2017 Labour-New Zealand First Coalition Agreement, three years on. Read the working papers here.

The working papers analyse the extent to which the policy priorities laid out in the agreements have been implemented (or not implemented). Visit our latest blog here for a historical record of past agreements since MMP was first established in 1996 and see our latest Press Release ‘The 2017 Political Party Agreements – Three Years On’ here.

These papers form part of our CivicsNZ research project.

Policy Projects

Exploring New Zealand’s probable and possible futures
Contributing to an informed New Zealand
Building pathways to New Zealand’s preferred future

Recent Publications

See a selection of our latest research and publications below.

Project 2058 Reports

Working Papers

Think Pieces


Recent News & Events

A Near Horizon Webinar

On 28 May, 2020 the McGuinness Institute, Simpson Grierson, and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) hosted a virtual roundtable discussion to hear the perspectives of some of the world’s thought leaders on climate change and finance. Learn more here.

SupplyNZ Launched

On 31 March, 2020 the McGuinness Institute launched SupplyNZ: Winning the war against COVID-19, an initiative that aims to connect makers, suppliers and purchasers of healthcare equipment. Visit the website here.

Latest Blog Posts

Report 17 Launched: Building a Reporting Framework Fit for Purpose

Report 17 – ReportingNZ: Building a Reporting Framework Fit for Purpose is a major publication from policy Project ReportingNZ, which aims to contribute to a discussion on how to build an informed Aotearoa New Zealand. The report reviews New Zealand’s external reporting framework and assesses...

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