Working Papers

These publications record events and/or the current state of play on a specific issue of interest, usually to help shape or inform an existing project.

Working Paper 2022/14 – (To be advised)

Working Paper 2022/13 – Analysis of COVID-19 wage subsidy in 2020 Annual Reports by NZSX-listed companies

Part of the NZSX-listed series.
(In progress)

Working Paper 2022/12 – Analysis of NZSX-listed companies in terms of market capitalisation and net assets in their 2018-2021 annual reports

Part of the NZSX-listed series.
(In progress)

Working Paper 2022/11 – Analysis of Non-IFRS information in 2020 Annual Reports by NZSX-listed companies

Part of the NZSX-listed series.
(In progress)

Working Paper 2022/09 – (To be advised)

Working Paper 2022/07 – Analysis of Climate Change in Government Department Strategies as at 31 December 2021

Part of the GDS Index series.
(In progress)

Working Paper 2022/06 – Strategy Maps: Copies of All Strategy Maps Found in Government Department Strategies in Operation as at 31 December 2021

Part of the GDS Index series.

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Working Paper 2022/04 – Analysis of Government Department Strategies Between 1 July 1994 and 31 December 2021

Part of the GDS Index series.
(In progress)

Working Paper 2021/12 – Analysis of Non-IFRS information in 2020 Annual Reports by NZSX-listed companies

Note: This working paper has been moved to 2022.

Working Paper 2021/08 – Methodology for the 2021 Government Department Strategies Index Aotearoa New Zealand

Note: This working paper has been moved to 2022.

Working Paper 2021/07 – Scoping the use of the term ‘climate scenarios’ and other climate-related terms in Aotearoa New Zealand and international literature

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(Draft as at 25 May 2022) (PDF, 350KB)

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Appendix 1: Climate-related terms in Aotearoa New Zealand and international literature
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Appendix 2: Climate Scenario Bibliography
Download (draft, as at 25 August 2021) (PDF, 540 KB)

Working Paper 2021/05 – Climate Change Glossary

Note: This working paper has been combined into Working Paper 2021/07 – Scoping the use of the term ‘climate scenarios’ and other climate-related terms in Aotearoa New Zealand and international literature.

Working Paper 2021/04 – Reviewing Voluntary Reporting Frameworks Mentioned in 2018–2020 Annual Reports

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December 2021

Working Paper 2021/03 – Analysis of Independent Bodies’ responses to Climate Change

Note: This working paper has been combined into Working Paper 2021/01 – Timeline of climate change institutions and instruments since 1980 and Discussion Paper 2022/01 – Establishing reference climate scenarios for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Working Paper 2021/02b – Analysis of Poverty in Government Department Strategies as at 31 December 2020

Note: This working paper has been moved to 2022.

Working Paper 2021/02 – List of Government Department Strategies as at 31 December 2020

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April 2021

Download [Draft Excel of additions and deletions between 1 Jan 2019 and 31 Dec 2020, as at 1 Apr 2021]

Background to Project ClimateChangeNZ

Working Paper 2020/12 – An analysis of the responses to the 'Open Letter to District Health Boards (dated 25 March 2020)'

Download [Final] Note: Early drafts were circulated from early December 2020 and the working paper was then recirculated to DHBs for final comment. This is the final. (PDF,  5 MB)
April 2021

Download Schedule of DHB correspondence between 28 April 2020 and 17 September 2020 (PDF, 10 MB)

Download Excel of DHB stock data between April 2020 and 17 September 2020. This Excel is as at 19 March 2021. (Excel, 9 MB)

Background to Project PandemicNZ

Working Paper 2020/11 – A List of Coalition Agreements and Support Agreements since 1996

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(PDF, 590 KB)
December 2020

Background to Project CivicsNZ

2018/01 – NZSX-listed Company Tables

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March 2018

Supporting Paper 2018/01 – Methodology for Working Paper 2018/01
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Background to Project ReportingNZ

2017/02 – Letter to the Minister on New Zealand King Salmon

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May 2017

Excel sheet – Figures 1, 2 & 3
Excel sheet – Figures 4 & 5
Excel sheet – Figure 6
Excel sheet – Figure 8
Excel sheet – Figure 9
Excel sheet – Reconciliation of Table 41 from the PwC Economic Impact Assessment 

Background to Project OneOceanNZ

2016/03 – History of education in New Zealand

Freya Tearney, December 2016
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Download references (PDF, 260 KB)

Background to Project TalentNZ

2015/11 – Observations from the GDS Index 2015

Wendy McGuinness and Madeleine Foreman, October 2015
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Background to Project StrategyNZ

2015/09 – Profiles Scoring Government Department Strategies in Operation as at 30 June 2015

Wendy McGuinness and Madeleine Foreman, November 2015
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Background to Project StrategyNZ

2015/08 – Tables Collating and Ranking Government Department Strategies in Operation as at 30 June 2015

Wendy McGuinness and Madeleine Foreman, November 2015
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Background to Project StrategyNZ

2015/07 – List of Government Department Strategies Between 1 July 1994 and 30 June 2015

Wendy McGuinness and Madeleine Foreman, October 2015
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Background to Project StrategyNZ

2015/06 – Profiles Scoring Government Department Strategies in Operation as at 30 June 2014

Wendy McGuinness, Madeleine Foreman and George Spittle, February 2015
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Background to Project StrategyNZ

2015/05 – Tables Collating and Ranking Government Department Strategies in Operation as at 30 June 2014

Wendy McGuinness, Madeleine Foreman and George Spittle, February 2015
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Background to Project StrategyNZ

2015/04 – Methodology for the Government Department Strategies Index New Zealand

Wendy McGuinness, Madeleine Foreman and George Spittle, February 2015
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Background to Project StrategyNZ

2015/03 – Legal Instruments of New Zealand's Ocean Management

Madeleine Foreman, March 2015
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Background to Project StrategyNZ

2015/02 – Assessment of Organisations Involved With the Antarctic and Their Engagement With New Zealand Youth

Miranda Voke, January 2015
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Background to New Zealand Antarctic Youth Council

2015/01 – Ocean Management in New Zealand: Findings from a structured discussion

James Tremlett, January 2015
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Background to Project OneOceanNZ

2014/02 – Analysis of Government Department Strategies Between 1 July 1994 and 30 June 2014 – An overview

Wendy McGuinness, George Spittle and Madeleine Foreman, December 2014
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Background to Project StrategyNZ

2014/01 – List of Government Department Strategies Between 1 July 1994 and 30 June 2014

Renata Mokena-Lodge, September 2014
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Background to Project StrategyNZ

2013/04 – Living the Good Life: Defining 'living standards'

Diana Tam, 2013
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Background to Project LivingStandardsNZ

2013/03 – Exploring Talent

Gillian McCarthy, 2013
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Background to Project TalentNZ

2011/20 – Foresight in New Zealand

Wendy McGuinness, December 2011
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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

Wendy McGuinness and Diane White, November 2011
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Background to Project CivicsNZ