Think tank

Motu

Wellington, New Zealand

Motu is a research organisation in New Zealand. All of Motu’s Senior Fellows have both PhDs from leading international universities and extensive experience in the New Zealand public sector. They work together as a cooperative, identifying valuable research questions and actively contributing to policy development. Their work covers topics such as environment, wellbeing and macroeconomics, productivity and innovation, urban and regional analysis, population and labour and human rights. Motu is committed to freely disseminating research findings. All research is published publicly. Motu invests heavily in the training and intellectual development of young talents.

Contact details

Website:
www.motu.nz

Address:
Level 1, 97 Cuba Street, PO Box 24390 Wellington 6142, New Zealand

Country:
New Zealand

Sub-region:
Australia and New Zealand

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
New Zealand
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Foundation , Independent
Year founded
2020
Age (years)
Motu
 2
New Zealand average
 23
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Dave Mare, Suzi Kerr
Founder gender: Both male and female founders
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): John McDermott
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): John McDermott
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): John McDermott
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Motu
 27
New Zealand average
 13
Global average
 89
2020
Motu
 27
2016
Motu
 47
% Female staff
2020
Motu
 70%
New Zealand average
 72%
Global average
 18%
% Female researchers
2021
Motu
 70%
New Zealand average
 43%
Global average
 16%
2020
Motu
 70%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Motu
 14
New Zealand average
 32
Global average
 33
2018
Motu
 20
2015
Motu
 643
Financials
2015
Motu
 $1,478,486
New Zealand average
 $24,347,085
Global average
 $57,160,467

Social

Likes (2021)
Motu
 960
New Zealand average
 23,856
Global average
 31,361
Likes (2019)
Motu
 921
Likes (2016)
Motu
 550
Twitter
Followers (2021)
Motu
 2,218
New Zealand average
 6,980
Global average
 18,412
Followers (2017)
Motu
 1,450
Followers (2016)
Motu
 1,130
Subscribers (2021)
Motu
 0
New Zealand average
 2,379
Global average
 5,246
Subscribers (2016)
Motu
 550

Data notes

Last updated: 17/05/2021
Data sources consulted: Information supplied by organisation, Organisation´s website
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