The New Zealand Initiative

The New Zealand Initiative is an evidence-based think tank and research institute, which is supported by a membership organisation that counts some of the country’s leading visionaries, business leaders and political thinkers among its ranks.


The Initiative’s researchers conduct independent research on a wide range of policy issues. From education to economic policy, poverty to housing, and local government to immigration, they are injecting new ideas into New Zealand’s political debates. They are strictly non-partisan in their work and welcome an open exchange of views and ideas.