About us

Active from 1983 to 2023, the IGPS was a public policy think tank that worked to lift environmental, social, and economic outcomes for New Zealand.

The aim of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies was to deliver independent, high quality, high-impact scholarship and discussion that made a real difference to people’s lives. Its goals were to:

  • improve the way policy development and implementation work in this country
  • make our thinking easily accessible to the public
  • achieve greater well-being and a more environmentally sustainable and socially equitable society for all New Zealanders.

Our charter

The IGPS Charter informed all of the Institute's activities, laying out its goals and explaining its methods.

Our history

Read about the history of the IGPS, created to build a bridge between the university, the political community, the public sector, civil society and business.

Our Annual Reports

The Annual Report shows all IGPS engagement, events, research and other activities for a year.

Contact us

How to contact the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, including a map of our physical location.