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
 86
2020
Motu
 27
2016
Motu
 47
% Female staff
2021
Motu
 70%
New Zealand average
 52%
Global average
 48%
2020
Motu
 70%
% Female researchers
2021
Motu
 70%
New Zealand average
 44%
Global average
 16%
2020
Motu
 70%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Motu
 14
New Zealand average
 32
Global average
 34
2018
Motu
 20
2015
Motu
 643
Financials
2015
Motu
 $1,478,486
New Zealand average
 $24,191,502
Global average
 $57,395,241

Social

Likes (2022)
Motu
 982
New Zealand average
 24,666
Global average
 32,642
Likes (2021)
Motu
 960
Likes (2019)
Motu
 921
Twitter
Followers (2022)
Motu
 2,327
New Zealand average
 7,507
Global average
 19,207
Followers (2021)
Motu
 2,218
Followers (2017)
Motu
 1,450
Subscribers (2022)
Motu
 0
New Zealand average
 2,832
Global average
 5,604
Subscribers (2021)
Motu
 0
Subscribers (2016)
Motu
 550
Followers (2022)
Motu
 1,352
New Zealand average
 60,210
Global average
 16,334

Data notes

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