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Te Korowai Whetu Social Cohesion Policy Guide

It provides key questions and prompts across three phases of the policy development process: ‘defining the problem and setting objectives’, ‘developing policy options and making recommendations’, and ‘implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the preferred policy option’. The aim of these questions is to help policy analysts determine the impacts of their policy work on social cohesion and maximise the potential to strengthen social cohesion through it.

Limited time can often be a challenge when developing policy. In case of tight timeframes, we encourage the use of the quick reference guide (PDF 197KB) to conduct social cohesion analysis.

This guide does not stand alone and should be used alongside existing resources. In particular, it does not replace more substantive Te Tiriti o Waitangi analysis required to ensure that the terms set out in Te Tiriti for a sustainable Māori-Crown partnership are embedded in all policy work. This guide can also be a helpful starting point to help consider policy impacts on particular population groups but is complementary to other existing tools that can help to consider these impacts in more detail.

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