The Institute for Governance and Policy Studies (IGPS) aims to lift environmental, social and economic outcomes for all New Zealanders via good public policy.

Our goal is to contribute to improving New Zealanders’ lives. Our researchers engage with New Zealand’s policy-making process and work with people to make New Zealand a better place environmentally, socially and economically.

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There has recently been discussion in public forums about the work of the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies (IGPS) and its staff, both past and present. The University affirms that the directors and staff of the IGPS are valued members of staff who have carried out high-quality research and contributed to the University’s critic and conscience role during their respective terms of office. The University notes that the work of the IGPS has been governed by a Charter and overseen by an independent advisory board. An independent review of the IGPS concluded that its activities and outputs were consistent with its Charter.

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