Policy Projects

As a result of our observation that foresight drives strategy, strategy requires reporting, and reporting shapes foresight, we have developed three interlinking policy projects: ForesightNZStrategyNZ and ReportingNZ.

Exploring New Zealand’s probable and possible futures

Building pathways to New Zealand’s preferred future

Contributing to an informed New Zealand

 

Types of Projects

We have divided our projects into two types: policy projects and research projects. Our flagship project, Project 2058 (which refers to the year 2058), continues to drive all of our work, and the policy projects and research projects contribute to it and each other in different ways. The policy projects shape and guide the research projects and the research projects inform the policy projects. We see the relationship between these two types of projects as constantly feeding off each other – as illustrated in Figure 1 below.

About the policy projects
As a result of our observation that in policy-making, foresight drives strategy, strategy requires reporting, and reporting shapes foresight, we developed three interlinking policy projects: ForesightNZStrategyNZ and ReportingNZ. Each of these tools must align if we want New Zealand to develop durable, robust and forward-looking public policy.

About the research projects
Our research projects are framed and fed into by our policy projects and address a range of significant issues facing New Zealand. They are developed in response to a wide range of areas of study:

CivicsNZ, ClimateChangeNZ, OneOceanNZ, PandemicNZ, PublicScienceNZTacklingPovertyNZ and TalentNZ.