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Free policy and evaluation services

Media release

18th September 2014

Free policy and evaluation services

Today we are calling for organisations, whether government, non-government or community-based, to express their interest in pro bono research, policy, or evaluation services during late 2014.

Matthew Allen, Allen + Clarke Director, said: “Every year we undertake several projects for organisations in areas which align well with our company values and our core company purpose, which is about mobilising passionate and capable people to tackle challenges facing society”.

Allen + Clarke believes strongly that businesses can partner with governments and communities to lead important societal change.

As part of its efforts to support that idea, Allen + Clarke operates a pro bono work stream.

Mr Allen said Allen + Clarke expects to support one or organisations with free consultant time of up to 100 hours per organisation.

Mr Allen said that the projects must be able to be undertaken between September and December 2014.

All applications for support should be addressed to Matthew Allen at, and submitted no later than 5pm on Monday 6th October.

Mr Allen said applications need not be detailed. “We just need an outline of what is sought, a rough time commitment and timing for delivery. The application should outline how the proposed work would benefit New Zealand society.”

Any questions about this offering should be directed to either Matthew, or Paul Houliston, on Tel: 04 890 7300. The Allen + Clarke website contains further detail on Allen + Clarke’s pro bono work stream. See:

About Allen + Clarke

What our business does

Allen and Clarke Policy and Regulatory Specialists Limited (Allen + Clarke) is a Wellington-based consultancy that specialises in policy and regulatory development and implementation, programme and project management, and undertaking reviews and evaluations.

Established in 2000, we are a medium sized business with 27 employees.

We contract to government, non-government and private sector agencies in New Zealand, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Our services include:
• project management
• evidence-based research and policy analysis
• development and implementation of public sector policies and strategies
• legal analysis and the design of regulatory instruments
• inter-sector policy projects involving multiple stakeholders
• consultation and engagement processes
• business case development
evaluations and reviews of programmes, processes and agencies
• international development assistance

We work by putting together project teams. This means that we often partner with other agencies and individuals who share similar values and purposes to our own.

How we contribute to society

Our company purpose is: “To mobilise passionate and capable people to tackle the challenges facing our society”.

It is mainly through our work that we make a difference. Effective and high quality public policy has the potential to greatly improve people’s health and wellbeing, enjoyment of life, personal freedoms, and wider economic, social and environmental health.

We also contribute to improved societies through:
• Our pro bono work
• Supporting our staff volunteering
• Complimentary desk guides for the public sector on a wide range of policy and evaluation topics
• Complimentary training sessions for the public sector on machinery of government topics
• Hosting occasional seminars and networking breakfasts on issues of interest (for example, in 2013 we co-hosted a function with the Wellington Chamber of Commerce on procurement in the public sector)
• In 2015 we will be hosting an international symposium on a topic of public policy interest.

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