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2. A New Paradigm to Deliver Prioritisation: Towards Collaboration

Baisden, W Troy

Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways Green Paper seeks a major transformation of Aotearoa New Zealand’s research, science and technology (RS&T) system and places ‘prioritisation’ at the head of its consultation process. Work to date has found that prioritisation is the most challenging topic, yet one that can provide a powerful test of whether proposed changes in all other categories can transform Aotearoa New Zealand’s research system as desired. This work analyses the potential to use more effective prioritisation as a target for transformational and feasible reform by sequentially applying frameworks identified by Meadows and Ostrom, to prioritise interventions in systems and manage common pool resources, respectively. The analysis identifies how to reframe the historic paradigms driving reform to prioritise and maximise the appropriation of well-being benefits of RS&T expenditure within Aotearoa, using an ‘NZ inc’ perspective. The analysis supports reframing and managing the nation’s RS&T institutions, infrastructure and funding as a common resource pool.

Correction: Acknowledgements should read, "I thank NZAS Council, Priscilla Wehi, Lucy Stewart, Joanna Goven, Ben Dickson, Rob Elshire, Margaret Austin, and Georgia Carson for comments and contributions that improved this work or provided ideas. Grace Yee and Lucy Stewart have provided helpful editing. Te Pūnaha Matatini provided funding."
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