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Accounting for Diversity: Policy Design and Māori Development in Aotearoa New Zealand

Prepared by Dena Ringold, July 2005

About the author

Dena Ringold is a Senior Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist for Human Development at the World Bank in Washington, DC. She has worked on operations and analysis in the human development sector since 1995. Her research interests include inclusion of minorities in social service delivery, safety nets and governance. In 2002 she wrote the World Bank’s first study on the socioeconomic status of the Roma minority. She holds a MSc with honors in economics and government from the London School of Economics (1995) and a BA with honors from Swarthmore College (1992). During Dena's Ian Axford Fellowship exchange to New Zealand she was based at Te Puni Kōkiri (the Ministry of Māori Development) in Wellington, where she researched how policies in New Zealand are designed to close gaps in human development outcomes for Māori while taking into account their unique culture.

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