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The Next Generation Debates Semi-final on 11 August in Wellington and 12 August in Auckland. Register for Wellington Register for Auckland

 

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Should Greece leave the Eurozone? Dr Oliver Hartwich discusses the issue on the Paul Henry Show.

Chris Berg, one of Australia’s most outspoken thinkers and columnists, shares our frustration with the state of democracy.

 

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OPINION AND COMMENTARY

Rapid technological change is more often than not a painful thing, littered with the bodies of those firms and industries that failed to adapt - just ask Kodak, Betamax and...
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It is often easy to take for granted the strong institutional backbones supporting highly-developed, western democratic nations like New Zealand. Robust rule of law, separation of powers, governmental accountability, personal...
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As a researcher at a public policy think tank with a strong focus on economics, it is sometimes easy to take prices, and the influence they have on behaviour and...
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OUR LATEST INSIGHTS (weekly newsletter)

Everybody knows that inequality has been rising in New Zealand since the reforms of the 1980s. We know this because the media and politicians tell us so. The last few...
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National’s latest social housing announcements have left a lot of low-hanging fruit for critics. There is enough ambiguity for the Opposition to set the expectations of what good evidence-based reform...
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Philosopher George Santayana’s quote about those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it is somewhat of cliché, but only because it is damned applicable. But if there is one...
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LATEST PUBLICATIONS

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Un(ac)countable: Why millions on maths returned little finds that the $70 million Numeracy Project rolled out to most schools 15 years ago to teach multiple methods of solving maths problems hasn't delivered results.


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Please click here if you would like to download our latest publication.

The Initiative has launched its report on charities regulation, and the smothering effect it is having on the sector. Analysing a decade of regulatory upheaval, the report argues that it is time for carefully considered reforms that help the sector, not hinder it.



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Please click here if you would like to download our latest publication.

On 13 May 2015, the Initiative launched a new report, Investing for Success: Social Impact Bonds and the future of public services

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