Public Policy Institute | Te Whare Marea Tātari Kaupapa

We provide independent analysis and insight into key policy issues affecting New Zealand and the world.

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.

Core research themes

Liveability, ecology and infrastructure | Wellbeing across generations | Wealth, poverty and inequality | Diversity and justice in a bicultural society | Science for policy | Global policy and foreign affairs

  • Who we are

    The PPI brings together researchers, practitioners and postgraduate students from across the University of Auckland and the wider community.

  • Policy briefings

    Our summaries of selected issues facing New Zealand, the policy options to deal with them, and some recommendations on the best option.

  • Policy Commons

    Our blog provides insights on key policy issues for policy advocates, practitioners and researchers across the globe.

  • Master of Public Policy

    Develop your potential for leadership in local and national government, non-governmental organisations, or the private sector.

  • Events

    What's going on at the PPI.

  • Contact us

    Get in touch with the PPI.

  • Meet Public Policy students and graduates

    Current Public Policy students and recent graduates tell their own stories.