News & Media

How turn your public interest project from idea into reality: Professor Beth Noveck

  • Published Date: 28 July 2021
How can public servants become problem solvers, and spark innovation within the cautious world of the bureaucracy? US Professor Beth Noveck’s new book Solving Public Problems outlines the skills t...
Research

Street-level bureaucrats and policy entrepreneurship: When implementers challenge policy design

Published Date: 27 July 2021
In the musical West Side Story, it was all about the tensions between rival street gangs the Sharks and the Jets. In the word of public policy, it is about the tensions between poli...
Opinion

Fixing the ‘demand side’: how the public service can support ministers to be ‘intelligent customers’ of policy advice

  • Published Date: 27 July 2021
How do we ensure ministers and their departments engage in the most productive way from the start of their working relationships? The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Directo...
News & Media

Te Hāpai Hāpori /Spirit of Service Award nominees announced

  • Published Date: 21 July 2021
Image: Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission Finalists for Aotearoa-New Zealand’s 2021 Te Hāpai Hāpori /Spirit of Service Awards have been announced by the Te Kawa Mataaho/Public Sect...
News & Media

Taking care of tomorrow today – New Zealand’s Long-term Insights Briefings

  • Published Date: 21 July 2021
The New Zealand Public Service Act passed last year requires government departments to produce regular long-term insights briefings. Sally Washington, ANZSOG’s Director Aotearoa-New Zealand, repo...
News & Media

How leaders can become smarter at solving complex problems

  • Published Date: 16 July 2021
Why were the public and private sectors able to innovate quickly to respond to COVID-19, but unable to apply the same creativity to wicked social, economic and environmental problems? Dr Nick Flem...
Research

COVID-19: effective policymaking depends on trust in experts, politicians, and the public

Published Date: 13 July 2021
In a crisis, choices about who to trust or distrust could make a difference between life and death. Trust is necessary for cooperation, coordination, social order and to reduce the need for coe...
Cases

Captaining a Team of 5 Million: New Zealand Beats Back COVID-19, March – June 2020

Authors: Blair Cameron
Published Date: 12 July 2021
Author Institution: Princeton University
Product Type: One-part case
Cases

Embracing Disruption: Transforming Western Australia's Land Agency, 2007–2017

Authors: Maya Gainer
Published Date: 12 July 2021
Author Institution: Princeton University
Product Type: One-part case
Opinion

Implementing a problem-centric approach

  • Published Date: 06 July 2021
This guest editorial was written for the ANZSOG/National Regulators Community of practice monthly newsletter, highlighting new additions to the Regulation Policy and Practice collection on APO. T...
News & Media

Connecting theory to public sector practice

  • Published Date: 05 July 2021
This article is a summary of a chapter in the new book ‘Learning Policy, Doing Policy’, published by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and ANU Press. David Threlfall i...
News & Media

The urgent need for intergenerational healing for Stolen Generations survivors

  • Published Date: 05 July 2021
Stolen Generations survivors have had their trauma acknowledged and apologies have been made. Despite this, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children continue to be overrepresented in out-...