Public Policy Institute

Policy Commons

The Public Policy Institute (PPI) has been established to foster independent, critical research on key policy issues affecting New Zealand, the Asia Pacific, and the global community.

We bring together researchers from across disciplines to create and disseminate evidence-informed, policy-relevant knowledge that speaks to policy agendas, amplifies policy impact, and grows our partnerships with governments, both local and central, as well as non-profits, communities and others engaged in policy research and evaluation in New Zealand and internationally.

The PPI is committed to creating strong relationships with iwi and hapū to ensure that all aspects of our research, teaching, and external activities support and engage with mātauranga Māori and the goals of Māori self-determination and development.

The PPI is also home to the Master of Public Policy, where postgraduate students engage in learning and knowledge exchange with researchers and professionals to address a range of challenging policy questions.

COVID-19 Research and Resources

The Public Policy Institute is collecting information, research and resources about COVID-19 – all accessible in one place. This resource features material from the University of Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world.


Colonial feel to Māori media plan

Crown options for Māori media have a colonial “feel and smell” to them, writes the University of Auckland's Dr Claire Charters  Are the Government’s Options for Māori Media unconstitutional, contrary to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, international Indigenous peoples’ rights...

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Watch: Gender Impact Analysis Policy Forum 2

Advancing Equal Pay and Women’s Economic Wellbeing post-COVID19 Recorded Wed 10 June 2020, 1-2pm Despite the passage of the Equal Pay Act in 1972, gender pay gaps remain an intractable feature of the New Zealand labour market. Compared to their male counterparts,...

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