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 2021/13 – Reviewing Voluntary Reporting Frameworks Mentioned in 2018 – 2020 Annual Reports

(in progress)
April 2021

Working Paper 2021/12 – Analysis of Climate Change Reporting in the Public and Private Sectors

(in progress)
April 2021

Working Paper 2021/11 – Review of District Council Plan Consultation Processes

(in progress)
April 2021

Working Paper 2021/10 – Comprehensive analysis of Government Department Strategies between 1 July 1994 and 31 December 2020

(in progress)
April 2021

Working Paper 2021/08 – List of Government Department Strategies 31 December 2020

(in progress)
April 2021

Working Paper 2021/07 – Methodology for the 2020 Government Department Strategies Index New Zealand

(in progress)
April 2021

Working Paper 2021/04 – Analysis of NZSX-listed companies (by COVID-19 wage subsidy and political donations)

(in progress)
April 2021

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

Download (in progress; this version was published 1 April 2021)
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 2021/01 – Timeline of climate change institutions and instruments since 1980

(in progress)
March 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 draft] 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

Download [Final] [Updated 9 Jul 2021]
(PDF, 590 KB)
December 2020

Background to Project CivicsNZ

Working Paper 2020/10 – A List of Royal Commissions since 1855

Download [Final] (PDF, 40 MB)
March 2021

Background to Project CivicsNZ

2018/01 – NZSX-listed Company Tables

Download (PDF, 3 MB)
March 2018

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

2015/11 – Observations from the GDS Index 2015

Wendy McGuinness and Madeleine Foreman, October 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
Download (PDF, 1 MB)

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
Download (PDF, 3.3 MB)

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
Download (PDF, 3.2 MB)

Background to Project StrategyNZ

2011/20 – Foresight in New Zealand

Wendy McGuinness, December 2011
Download (PDF, 3.69 MB)

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