Centres of government (CoGs) have played an important role in tackling the crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This paper discusses the high-level institutional arrangements put in place by governments to manage policy responses to the pandemic, with a special focus on CoG’s leading or supporting role in three main dimensions: co-ordination and strategic planning, the use of evidence to inform decision-making, and communicating decisions to the public… Read More
INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE Not only could COVID-19 have a devastating effect on already vulnerable sectors of society, but also we anticipate a second, and potentially large cohort of newly at-risk people as a result of the economic downturn, both globally and nationally, and expected ongoing rise in unemployment.
Koi Tū SPECIAL REPORTS Two reports on how New Zealand and the world can emerge from the COVID pandemic with a fairer, happier and more resilient society. These papers are instructive for all countries as they turn to face what the future could look like.
Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and predicted to be affected significantly over a longer time period. Our paper aims to provide detailed reporting and analyses of the present rapid responses to COVID-19, between January and March 2020, in Indonesia.… Read More
Planners have known that something like COVID-19 would come, even if they could never be sure when or from where. It is hard for politicians to garner the social licence to prepare for catastrophes that people see as unlikely and far from their daily lives.… Read More
INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE We are living in an extraordinary time. The pandemic now gripping the planet – massive and urgent in itself – is also the latest and most significant challenge among those already taking hold in many societies. An unmistakable sense of 21st Century anomie stands in stark contrast to the naïve optimism of the last few decades.