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What policy topics are you interested in?

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What policy topics are you interested in?

  • Behavioural insights involves the study of human behaviour, often drawing on empirical research in fields including economics, psychology and sociology.

  • Quality commissioning is the starting point for producing quality policy advice.

  • Communicating advice effectively to a decision-maker relies on the art of good story telling.

  • Design thinking is also known as human-centred design, co-design and participatory decision.

  • The Policy Project has a number of frameworks, tools and resources to support you or your team in developing their policy skills.

  • Good quality engagement by government can solve complex problems, can lead to better solutions and build enduring relationships with individuals and groups in the community.

  • As part of our commitment to accountability and transparency, agencies must include information in the Estimates and Annual Reports on the quality of their policy advice, and the satisfaction of their minister with the policy support provided by the age

  • Good policy advice is underpinned by good evidence. Good evaluation of policy decisions is important because it helps inform future decision-making – and contributes to continuous improvement.

  • Free and frank advice underpins our system of government.

  • Futures thinking is also known as foresight, strategic foresight and futures studies.

  • Public problems are increasingly complex and connected, which requires policy practitioners to tap into creative answers.

  • The New Zealand public service has a duty of stewardship, to look ahead and provide advice on future challenges and opportunities.


Last updated: 
Thursday, 10 December 2020

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