Supporting Motu

We set up Motu Research in 2000. Our unbiased, high quality research is highly sought after.


We have a reputation for having an international standard of independent policy and economic work.


Motu is split into two separate organisations:

  • Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, a charitable trust that runs our research programmes. These are funded by grants from various organisations, including government departments and private companies.
  • Motu Research and Education Foundation, a charitable trust, set up to manage our non-contract capability-building funding. This comes in the form of endowments and donations from public and private institutions and interested individuals.

Please support us

To ensure Motu can meet future demands and to carefully grow the organisation and our capability, we need funding, both project specific and over-arching.


If you have an interest in supporting and promoting quality economic research to provide a stronger platform for better public policy decision making (and ensuring such research is published and disseminated for widespread public use) please click on the orange button to the right to help fund us.

Our current supporters

Thanks to Treasury, the Productivity Commission, Stats NZ and EECA for their generous support.

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Our current patrons 

Thanks to Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for their generous patronage.


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