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:
All three must be aligned if we want New Zealand to develop durable, robust and forward-looking public policy.
Linkages between projects
The methodology that drives our work is shaped by the need to have an integrated, whole-system approach. We believe that policy requires equal amounts of focus on foresight, strategy and reporting. Foresight drives strategy but is shaped by reporting. Strategy drives reporting but is shaped by foresight. Lastly, reporting drives foresight, but is shaped by strategy. That is why we have three policy projects.
However, policy projects alone will not ensure we create value; we need to delve into complex problems in order to solve them. That is the role of the research projects. On the right is how we see these two types of projects; the Institute focuses on the research project, through the lens of foresight, strategy and reporting. This way we can move between the specific and the general with relative ease.