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 2021/12 – Comprehensive analysis of NZX listed companies (by COVID-19 wage subsidy, political donations and climate change)

(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 2021/05 – Government priorities of the New Zealand Government from 2006

Download [Draft] (PDF,  539 KB)
As at 07 May 2021

Working Paper 2021/04 – Reporting the off-shore mitigation costs of the Nationally Determined Contribution

(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] Note: Early drafts were circulated from early December 2020 and the working paper has now been recirculated to DHBs for final comment. (PDF,  5 MB)
April 2021

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

Download [Final Draft] 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

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

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

2015/07 – 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
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
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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

2012/01 – The State of the Constitutional Review as at June 2012

Wendy McGuinness and Diane White, 2012
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Background to Project CivicsNZ

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