Margaret Galt, Principal Advisor at the New Zealand Treasury, discusses the long term economic and policy priorities that New Zealand faces at day one of the three-day ForesightNZ workshop in Wellington on 27–29 April. You can watch the video of her presentation on the McGuinness Institute’s YouTube channel, or you can view it below.

Margaret described herself as the sheepdog herding the Living Standards Framework team, and expanded on the five dimensions of the Treasury’s Living Standrads Framework (see the image below). She asked participants to think about whether the framework resonates for them.

Margaret Galt pentagon diagram 1

To watch more videos from the ForesightNZ workshop, head to the McGuinness Institute’s YouTube Channel.

The ForesightNZ: Untangling New Zealand’s long-term future workshop is a collaboration between the New Zealand Treasury and the McGuinness Institute.

About the ForesightNZ workshop
Project: ForesightNZ aims to build public policy capability in New Zealand by encouraging long-term, agile thinking around our uncertain future. Initiated in 2008, ForesightNZ is about conceptualising the broad range of possible futures for New Zealand through up-to-date tools and conceptual approaches used in the field of futures studies. The primary focus of the ForesightNZ workshop was to develop a way to deal with the increasing complexity and uncertainty in the world around us. After careful consideration of how best to achieve this, we decided to use this opportunity to create a robust foresight tool in the form of a card game. Participants developed cards based on the events and trends that they believe could significantly shape New Zealand’s long-term future, and with these designed a number of games to develop a deeper understanding of the possible futures that might occur if a small number of those cards played out in real life.