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A public service in decline

The news that our public service is ranked second in the world, according to a UK survey, was overshadowed by two events last week which cast it in a less positive light. New Zealand’s public service placed second in the International Civil Service Effectiveness (InCiSE) Index from Oxford University. Read more

Matt Burgess
NZ Herald
18 November, 2021

Podcast: Steen Videbeck on literacy

The Initiative’s Steen Videbeck reflects on his career as an economist and a teacher – and he explains how he combines both perspectives in his new research project on literacy in New Zealand. If you would like to listen to our latest podcasts, please subscribe to The New Zealand Initiative podcast on iTunes, Spotify or The Podcast App. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Steen Videbeck
25 June, 2021
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To Graduation and Beyond

Secondary schools should provide every student with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed after graduation. However, in our latest report, To Graduation and Beyond, we show that this is not always the case. Read more

Insights Newsletter
11 June, 2021
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Research Note: To Graduation and Beyond

The purpose of secondary schooling varies depending on who you ask. For many parents, educators, and education professionals, schooling is meant to transmit the most ‘powerful’ knowledge that exists. Read more

Research Note
10 June, 2021

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