PROJECTS

Allen + Clarke has undertaken over 900 projects over the last 14 years.
This page showcases a small sample of our work.

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Support for the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction

Allen + Clarke was initially asked to provide a Programme Manager to manage, with the Head of Secretariat, the delivery of a programme of work which would ultimately result in a report to Government on the future directions for mental health and wellbeing in New Zealand. Other support was subsequently required.
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Mid-term Review of the Pacific Noncommunicable Disease Initiative, World Health Organization (2016)

The World Health Organization (WHO) contracted Allen + Clarke to undertake a mid-term review of their Pacific Noncommunicable Disease Initiative, a four-year project implemented by their Division of Pacific Technical Support with funding from New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)

Improving Sporting Participation for Young People with Physical Disabilities in New Zealand: A report for the Chariot Project

As part of our 2016/17 pro-bono programme, Allen + Clarke provided a report describing the role of The Chariot Project and analysing the policy context in which it was formed.

Improving Sporting Participation for Young People with Physical Disabilities in New Zealand: A report for the Chariot Project

As part of our 2016/17 pro-bono programme, Allen + Clarke provided a report describing the role of The Chariot Project and analysing the policy context in which it was formed. VIEW

Wairoa District Council – Building policies review, Walking and Cycling Strategy development, and Public safety bylaw review

Allen + Clarke supported the Council to progress three discrete policy and regulatory projects.

Wairoa District Council – Building policies review, Walking and Cycling Strategy development, and Public safety bylaw review

Allen + Clarke supported the Council to progress three discrete policy and regulatory projects. VIEW
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Evaluation of the Australian Government’s Investment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care through the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme

Allen + Clarke is co-designing an evaluation of the effectiveness of primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People for the Australian Government Department of Health.
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Technical and Secretariat Support for Expert Health Panel of Per-and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances

Allen + Clarke was contracted by the Australian Department of Health to provide secretariat and scientific services in support of the per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) Expert Health Panel (the Panel).
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Heart Foundation Strategic Plan Refresh

Allen + Clarke was approached by the Heart Foundation to support a refresh of their 2015-2018 strategic plan.
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After fire impacts on New Zealand communities

Allen + Clarke was part of a team commissioned by Fire and Emergency New Zealand to gain an understanding of the challenges faced by those who experience the devastating effects of fire in their journey of recovery, and to help Fire and Emergency understand how they can use this information to inform their role in supporting communities.

Breast Screening Technical Reference Group

Allen + Clarke was contracted by the Australian Department of Health to provide secretariat and research services to support the Breast Screen Australia program.

Breast Screening Technical Reference Group

Allen + Clarke was contracted by the Australian Department of Health to provide secretariat and research services to support the Breast Screen Australia program. VIEW

Drinking-water Advisory Committee

Allen + Clarke provides the Ministry of Health’s Drinking-water Advisory Committee (DWAC) with secretariat support, namely attending meetings and preparing minutes for the DWAC and its five working groups.

Drinking-water Advisory Committee

Allen + Clarke provides the Ministry of Health’s Drinking-water Advisory Committee (DWAC) with secretariat support, namely attending meetings and preparing minutes for the DWAC and its five working groups. VIEW
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Intellectual Property policy development and strategic framework for Museum of NZ Te Papa Tongarewa

In June 2016 Te Papa Tongawera commissioned Allen + Clarke to develop a policy and a strategic framework for identifying and managing the museum’s intellectual property (IP).
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‘More Heart and Diabetes Checks’ Health Target Evaluation

The evaluation of the health target ‘More Heart and Diabetes Checks’, which we completed earlier this year, was recently signed off by the Minister of Health. By the time the target was achieved, more than one million CVD and diabetes checks had been completed throughout New Zealand.
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NZ Fire Service – Diversity in the Community vs NZFS: Understanding who is missing and why

The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS), supported by its annual Contestable Research Fund, appointed Allen + Clarke to conduct a research project on diversity representation within the NZFS workforce. The final report can be found here: https://www.fire.org.nz/Research/Published-Reports/Pages/Report142.html
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The design and implementation of health support services for chemically-exposed populations

New Zealand, like many other countries, has had to grapple in recent years with a legacy of chemical use and contamination that has led to both directly-exposed populations and some contaminated sites that still pose a potential hazard to the people who live and work near them.

Downtown Community Ministry – Te Hāpai Review

As part of our 2015/16 pro bono work, Allen + Clarke conducted a review for DCM (Downtown Community Ministry) in Wellington.

Downtown Community Ministry – Te Hāpai Review

As part of our 2015/16 pro bono work, Allen + Clarke conducted a review for DCM (Downtown Community Ministry) in Wellington. VIEW

Department of Internal Affairs – Report on Regulatory Stewardship

In July 2015 Allen + Clarke was contracted by the Department of Internal Affairs (the Department) to develop a report on how to best give effect to new statutory regulatory stewardship obligations.

Department of Internal Affairs – Report on Regulatory Stewardship

In July 2015 Allen + Clarke was contracted by the Department of Internal Affairs (the Department) to develop a report on how to best give effect to new statutory regulatory stewardship obligations. VIEW
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2015 Strategic and Service Planning for problem gambling

Allen + Clarke was contracted to develop the 2015 iteration of the Problem Gambling Needs Assessment and to support consultation on the Government's draft nine-year Strategic Plan and three-year Service Plan on problem gambling.
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Huia Pool Social benefits

Allen + Clarke worked with Hutt City Council on a joint study to estimate the economic and social value of the city's main swimming facility, using a social return on investment (SROI) style approach.
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Niue Health Strategic Plan

Allen + Clarke was contracted by the Government of Niue to carry out a needs assessment of the Niue health sector and, based on that assessment and direct engagement with a wide range of stakeholders in the health and other sectors, draft a 10 year Strategic Plan.
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Evaluation of the Child Health Check Initiative (CHCI) and the Expanding Health Services Delivery Initiative (EHSDI)

Allen + Clarke undertook an evaluation of two health programmes in the Northern Territory that target remote Aboriginal communities, for the Australian Government Department of Health, over 2009-11.

Secretariat services for disability sector groups

Allen + Clarke provides the Ministry of Health’s Disability Support Services (DSS) team with meeting management services.

Secretariat services for disability sector groups

Allen + Clarke provides the Ministry of Health’s Disability Support Services (DSS) team with meeting management services. VIEW

Evaluation of the implementation of a funding change by PHARMAC

Allen + Clarke was commissioned by PHARMAC to evaluate the implementation of a decision to change the funding and supply of blood glucose meters and test strips for diabetes patients. This decision had been highly controversial.

Evaluation of the implementation of a funding change by PHARMAC

Allen + Clarke was commissioned by PHARMAC to evaluate the implementation of a decision to change the funding and supply of blood glucose meters and test strips for diabetes patients. This decision had been highly controversial. VIEW
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Regulatory levers for quality international education

In February 2016 the Ministry of Education commissioned Allen + Clarke to undertake a review of the regulatory levers for quality in international education.
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Embedding a Pasifika Perspective in Careers New Zealand’s work

As part of our 2015/16 pro bono programme, Allen + Clarke developed a report and set of best practice guidelines to help better embed a Pasifika perspective in Careers New Zealand’s work and to develop and deliver more effective programmes for Pasifika communities.
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Sport investment work

Allen + Clarke was contracted by Sport New Zealand to provide an independent review of the Community Sport Investment process for the 2016-2020 period.
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MBIE CRI core funding review

In 2015/16, we provided in-house support to MBIE’s Science Policy team to assist in the review of Crown Research Institute’s (CRI) core funding.

Policy capability building training

The United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) contracted Allen + Clarke over 2014 to 2015 to develop and pilot policy capability development courses for UNFPA staff in the Asia Pacific region. The courses focused on developing skills in “upstream engagement”.

Policy capability building training

The United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) contracted Allen + Clarke over 2014 to 2015 to develop and pilot policy capability development courses for UNFPA staff in the Asia Pacific region. The courses focused on developing skills in “upstream engagement”. VIEW

Drinking water subsidy programme

Allen + Clarke provides the Ministry of Health with project management, grants management, contracts management and coordination services for the drinking-water subsidy programme.

Drinking water subsidy programme

Allen + Clarke provides the Ministry of Health with project management, grants management, contracts management and coordination services for the drinking-water subsidy programme. VIEW
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National Maternity Monitoring Group

Allen + Clarke provides secretariat support for the National Maternity Monitoring Group (the NMMG).
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Data and statistical support for SuPERU

Superu (formerly the Families Commission) commissioned Allen + Clarke to provide data and statistical support for the development of the 2016 Families and Whanau Status Update, Superu's annual flagship publication.
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Workbridge Business Case

Allen + Clarke assisted Workbridge to develop a business case to source funding for their future activities.
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Review of the NZ Transport Agency’s Procurement Strategy

The NZ Transport Agency (Transport Agency) appointed Allen and Clarke to evaluate the effectiveness of their procurement policy and procedures.

Ministry for Primary Industries – Māori Agribusiness Evaluation

The Ministry for Primary Industries contracted Allen + Clarke to undertake an evaluation of two Maori agribusiness projects.

Ministry for Primary Industries – Māori Agribusiness Evaluation

The Ministry for Primary Industries contracted Allen + Clarke to undertake an evaluation of two Maori agribusiness projects. VIEW

Ministry of Transport – Evaluation Framework and Evaluation of the Road User Charges (RUC) System

The Ministry of Transport engaged Allen + Clarke to produce an evaluation framework for its proposed changes to the road user charges (RUC) System.

Ministry of Transport – Evaluation Framework and Evaluation of the Road User Charges (RUC) System

The Ministry of Transport engaged Allen + Clarke to produce an evaluation framework for its proposed changes to the road user charges (RUC) System. VIEW
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National Drinking-Water Advice and Coordination Service

Allen + Clarke leads the New Zealand Drinking-Water Advice and Coordination Service (NDWACS) on behalf of the New Zealand Ministry of Health.
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Salvation Army’s Street Outreach Service analysis

Allen + Clarke carried out a pro bono review in Christchurch to provide a robust analysis of how the Service is contributing to actualising the Salvation Army’s Mission of caring for people, transforming lives, and reforming society.
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Evaluation of the 2015 Rheumatic Fever Awareness Campaign

Allen + Clarke was contracted by the Ministry of Health to independently evaluate the 2016 Rheumatic Fever Awareness Campaign to inform improvements.
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Support for the psychoactive substances legislation implementation

Over 2013-14, Allen + Clarke was asked to assist the Ministry of Health with the implementation of the new Psychoactive Substances Act.

Ministry of Education – School Transport System

As part of Allen + Clarke’s annual pro bono scheme, we worked with the Ministry of Education’s transport team to facilitate workshops on school transportation.

Ministry of Education – School Transport System

As part of Allen + Clarke’s annual pro bono scheme, we worked with the Ministry of Education’s transport team to facilitate workshops on school transportation. VIEW

Ministry of Education – Understanding and improving learning outcomes for boys: A literature review

The Ministry of Education contracted Allen + Clarke to conduct a literature review of recent domestic and international literature on teaching and learning methods that are particularly effective for boys

Ministry of Education – Understanding and improving learning outcomes for boys: A literature review

The Ministry of Education contracted Allen + Clarke to conduct a literature review of recent domestic and international literature on teaching and learning methods that are particularly effective for boys VIEW
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Mass media campaign evaluation

The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) commissioned Allen + Clarke to evaluate the impact of the 2015 ‘Stop Before You Start’ mass media campaign, which aimed to contribute to smokefree lifestyles among young adults in New Zealand.
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Development of competency guidance for District Licensing Committee members

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ), in association with the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) recently engaged Allen + Clarke to lead the development of competency guidance for District Licensing Committee members.
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Development of indicators for Strategies and Goals in Alzheimers New Zealand’s Dementia: A Strategic Framework

As part of our 2015/16 pro-bono programme and in consultation with Alzheimers New Zealand, Allen + Clarke developed a set of indicators as a way to begin to measure progress made against the organisation’s goals and strategies.
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Ministry of Education – Reading Recovery

Allen + Clarke undertook a review of the spatial and other requirements for Reading Recovery Centres for the Ministry of Education. The purpose of this review was to evaluate the existing provision of Reading Recovery Centres in a spatial context and create a spatial formula for use in future development.
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