Institute for Governance and Policy Studies

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Research Associate


Derek Gill is a former senior Public Servant now at NZIER and a Research Associate at VUW’s Institute for Governance and of Policy Studies. Derek has wide-ranging policy interests but with a particular focus on Public Financial Management and Public Administration and Management based on his work at VUW, MSD (CYF), State Services Commission and the Treasury. Derek has also been seconded to the OECD to work on public governance issues and earlier in his career worked in the NZ Embassy in Washington DC.


Achieving a Step Change - the Holy Grail of Outcomes-based Management (with Susan Hitchiner) - Policy Quarterly Volume 7 Issue 3 (2011)

Better Connected Services for Kiwis – joining up the horizontal and vertical – (jointly with E Eppel, B Ryan and M Lipps) – IPS (July 2008)

Budget Reform in New Zealand – from radical revolutionary to cautious consolidator (jointly with Richard Norman) - The Reality of Budgetary Reform in OECD Nations: Trajectories and Consequences ed. Wanna and Jensen (2010)

By Accident or Design: Changes in the Structure of the State in New Zealand - Policy Quarterly Vol. 4 No 2 2008 IPS

Connecting Across Boundaries - A New Zealand perspective (with Elizabeth Eppel Miriam Lips, Bill Ryan) Rutledge (2013 Forthcoming)

Cost Effectiveness Measures (with Susan Hitchiner) - IPS working paper 09/12 (2009)

Crown Entity Reform - IPS working paper 09/13 (2009)

Declining Government Performance? Why Citizens Don’t Trust in Government – (with Cheryl Barnes) – SSC Working Paper No 9 ( 2000)

Distributed Public Governance - New Zealand – OECD (2002)

Futures Literacy in New Zealand (jointly with Stephanie Pride and Bob Frame) Journal of Futures Studies September 2010 15 (1)

Future State (jointly with Stephanie Pride, Helen Gilbert and Richard Norman) – IPS Working Paper 10/08 (2010)

Joint or Shared Accountability: Issues and Options (with Jonathan Boston) IPS WP 11/03 (2011)

Managing for Joint Outcomes – joining up the horizontal and the vertical – (jointly with E Eppel, B Ryan and M Lipps) – Policy Quarterly Vol. 4 No 3 (2008)

Managing for Joint Outcomes – the breakthrough from the front line - (jointly with E Eppel, B Ryan and M Lipps) – Policy Quarterly Vol. 3 No 4 (2007) IPS

Managing for Performance in NZ – the search for the Holy Grail? – Chapter 3 of Holy Grail or Worthy Quest - KPMG (2008)

Managing for performance in New Zealand's public service – a loosely coupled framework? (with Rodney Dormer) Measuring Business Excellence, Vol. 14 (1) pp.43 – 59 (2010)

New Zealand’s Experience with Public Management Reform – Why the Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side of the Fence – International Journal of Public Management Vol. 3 No. 1 (2000)

Toward a New Era of Administrative Reform? The Myth of Post-NPM in New Zealand (with Martin Lodge) Governance Volume 24, Issue 1, pages 141–166 (2011)

New Zealand – Future Maker or Future Taker? - IPS working paper 09/03 (2009)

No State is an Island – Andrew Ladley & Derek Gill IPS Book (2008)

Public Private Partnerships – Public Sector Vol. 31 No 2 2008-09-03

Regulatory Management in New Zealand: What How and Why Learning from the past adapting for the Future Regulatory Reform in New Zealand - Lexus Nexus (2011)

Regulatory Management in New Zealand: What is to be done? Regulatory Reform in New Zealand - Lexus Nexus (2011 forthcoming)

Restructuring an over-used lever for change in New Zealand’s state sector? (with Richard Norman) IPS WP 11/06 (2011)

Role and limits of performance measures (with James Zuccollo) Report of the Performance Measurement Research Project for the Technical Working Group NZTA (2012)-

Shared Service Centres – (with John McCormack) – SSC Working Paper No 5 (2000)

Signposting the Zoo – From Agencification to a More Principled Choice of Organisational Form – OECD Journal of Budgeting – Vol. 2 No.1 (2002)

Skills and people capability in the future state: Needs, barriers and opportunities (with Geoff Plimmer & Richard Norman) IPS WP 11/05 (2011)

Statistical Analysis of the Managing for Organisational Performance Survey (with Lucas Kengmana & Rob Laking) IPS Working Paper WP 11/08 (December 2012)

The Iron Cage Recreated – Organisational Performance Management in the NZ State Sector - editor and chapter author – IPS (2011)