Policy and evaluation
Our public policy experts advise on policy design and the evaluation of cost-effectiveness.
Deputy Chief Executivejohn.ballingall[at]nzier [dot] org [dot] nz
Principal Economist & Head of Public Goodderek.gill[at]nzier [dot] org [dot] nz
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As part of its review of regulations around aquaculture development, the Ministry of Fisheries asked NZIER to provide some guidance.
27 October 2016
By Gail Kelly
Effective social policy and service delivery requires a learning system. Imagine if…New Zealand had an effective learning system to generate and capture evidence to inform spending decisions for social policy. A good learning system will include evidence about ‘doing the right things’ as well as ‘doing things right’. In this Insight we discuss three promising practices that New Zealand could adopt.
16 September 2016
By John Ballingall and Cathy Scott
Local government regulatory activities have an important effect on local and regional economic growth and, ultimately, national economic growth and community wellbeing. This places a premium on local government organisations having high quality policy advice and decision-making processes in place. High quality policy advice, which supports good regulatory design and implementation and sound investment decisions, is critical to improving performance.