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Using land for housing inquiry - submissions deadline 22 Dec

Friday, 12 December 2014, 10:12 am | Productivity Commission

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to inquire into ways to improve planning and development systems in order to deliver an adequate supply of land for housing, especially in our growing cities. More >>

More effective social services inquiry update Nov 2014

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 5:00 pm | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission’s More effective social services inquiry aims to shed light on how commissioning and contracting influence the quality and effectiveness of social services, and to suggest actions government agencies and others could take ... More >>

Using land for housing inquiry issues paper out now

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 1:26 pm | Productivity Commission

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to review and make recommendations on how to improve planning and development systems in order to deliver an adequate supply of land for housing. The Commission has just released the issues paper on ... More >>

Using land for housing: public views sought

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 10:04 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission is seeking comment from industry, local authorities and the public on ways to improve how local government makes land available for housing. More >>

More effective social services: Commission seeks views

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 2:16 pm | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has just released the issues paper on its new inquiry into improving outcomes for New Zealanders from social services. Submissions are invited by 18 November . Video introducing the inquiry: http://bit.ly/socipvid More >>

Using land for housing

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 9:39 am | Productivity Commission

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate ways to improve the way local authorities regulate to make land available for housing. More >>

Regulatory Institutions and Practices final report released

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 12:59 pm | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has just released the final report for its inquiry into Regulatory Institutions and Practices. The report contains the Commission’s guidance on designing and establishing new regulatory regimes and regulators. More >>

New Zealand regulation not keeping pace

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 12:45 pm | Productivity Commission

New Zealand regulators often have to work with out-of-date legislation, quality checks are under strain, and regulatory workers need better training and development. More >>

Enhancing productivity and value in public services

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 2:24 pm | Productivity Commission

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate ways to improve the delivery of public services in New Zealand. More >>

Final report released on services sector productivity

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 3:20 pm | Productivity Commission

What is very big, diverse and full of promise - but underperforming? No, we’re not referring to the Auckland Blues. Rather, it is New Zealand’s services sector – representing around 70% of New Zealand’s GDP, deeply intertwined with our primary ... More >>

Explaining the high prices of goods and services in NZ

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 2:43 pm | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission commissioned Professor Norman Gemmell, the Victoria University of Wellington Chair in Public Finance, to compare consumer prices in New Zealand with those overseas and to explain any differences identified. More >>

Low innovation and weak international connections

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 12:57 pm | Productivity Commission

Although productivity growth is picking up, New Zealand still has a large productivity gap compared to other OECD countries. More >>

Speech to Regulatory Reform conference, Canberra

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 3:38 pm | Productivity Commission

Today, I will be providing some reflections on what we at the New Zealand Productivity Commission have learned aboutregulatory design and practice in our short history. Although these lessons are drawn from New Zealand circumstances, they are of broader ... More >>

Productivity Commission kicks the tyres on our regulations

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 3:25 pm | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has today released its draft report on the design and operation of New Zealand’s regulatory system. The draft report provides practical guidance for government officials involved in designing new regulatory regimes and ... More >>

Boosting Productivity in the Services Sector - Report

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 3:11 pm | Productivity Commission

This report examines two topics important to raising services-sector productivity: increasing successful application of information and communications technology by service firms, and stimulating competition in service markets. More >>

Competition, ICT key to unlocking services’ potential

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 3:28 pm | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has released its draft recommendations on how to increase competition and the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in New Zealand’s service industries. The 2nd interim report, now out for consultation, ... More >>

Why New Zealand industries lag behind Australia

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 12:40 pm | Productivity Commission

Low investment in capital and inefficient use of both capital and labour contribute to the productivity shortfall in New Zealand industries compared to their Australian counterparts. More >>

Why New Zealand industries lag behind Australia

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 9:43 am | Productivity Commission

Low investment in capital and inefficient use of both capital and labour contribute to the productivity shortfall in New Zealand industries compared to their Australian counterparts. More >>

Submissions reminder - Regulatory Inquiry

Monday, 21 October 2013, 4:46 pm | Productivity Commission

This is a reminder that submissions are invited by the end of this week (Friday 25 Oct) for our inquiry into the design of regulatory institutions and practices in New Zealand. Your feedback will help us form findings and recommendations for our ... More >>

Productivity by the Numbers - Commission Research Paper

Monday, 23 September 2013, 10:52 am | Productivity Commission

Our overall finding of a generally poor productivity performance – both at the economy-wide and industry levels – underscores the need for New Zealand’s policy environment to be strongly supportive of productivity growth and for firms to have ... More >>

 

 

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