Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL) and the Helen Clark Foundation are excited to announce our partnership with the launch of a new report on the role of local government in enabling engaged communities.

Informed and engaged communities are central to a healthy democratic society, and local government has a critical role to play. There is growing evidence that community disengagement is rising with lower participation in local democratic institutions across the country. What can be done to turn this around? This paper, authored by Amanda Reid and Hillmarè Schultz from BERL, explores possible solutions.

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