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Getting to Zero: challenging but achievable

Friday, 27 April 2018, 9:37 am | Productivity Commission

Today we released our draft report on how New Zealand should transition to a low-emissions economy. More >>

Productivity Improvements Needed for Higher Wages

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 8:54 am | Productivity Commission

A report released today by the Productivity Commission shows that when productivity goes up wages tend to follow. The growth of labour productivity and wages has slowed. Between 1996 and 2000 the average amount produced from one hour of work in the private ... More >>

The Productivity Commission - inquiries, research and a BIM

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 3:52 pm | Productivity Commission

The Commission has had another busy year. We’ve completed two inquiries - New models of tertiary education and Better urban planning , published several research papers on productivity-related matters, and continued to work with our partners to ... More >>

Public sector productivity: a $40 billion mystery

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 11:24 am | Productivity Commission

The New Zealand Productivity Commission today released its draft report Measuring and improving state sector productivity . More >>

How can New Zealand transition to a low emissions economy?

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 10:23 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission today published an issues paper for its inquiry into New Zealand’s transition to a low emissions economy. More >>

Submissions sought on state sector productivity

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 10:33 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission is seeking submissions on its inquiry into measuring and improving state sector productivity. More >>

What's happening at the Productivity Commission?

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:30 pm | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has two new inquiry topics A low emissions economy The Government has asked the Commission to identify how New Zealand can maximise the opportunities and minimise the costs and risks of transitioning to a lower net-emissions ... More >>

Urban planning - moving beyond the wheel spin

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:08 am | Productivity Commission

 The Commission released its final Better urban planning report  today. The inquiry examined the current urban planning system in New Zealand and points the way to a future, better-performing system. More >>

New models of tertiary education are coming, ready or not

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 9:03 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission released its final report New models of tertiary education today. More >>

Clear ethnic differences at bachelor-level study in NZ

Monday, 20 February 2017, 11:47 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) have published joint research that looks at the factors associated with undertaking bachelor’s degree study in New Zealand. More >>

Productivity Commission targets weak labour productivity

Monday, 28 November 2016, 10:06 am | Productivity Commission

New Zealand has enjoyed good growth in average income since the global financial crisis. Labour participation is strong and our public finances are in relatively good shape. But one area holding the economy back is our persistently weak labour ... More >>

New models of tertiary education

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 10:07 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has published its draft report on new models of tertiary education and is seeking submissions on the report by 21 November 2016. The Government asked the Productivity Commission to investigate how trends in technology, internationalisation, ... More >>

Tertiary education - a system tied up in knots

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 9:22 am | Productivity Commission

The report is a detailed inquiry into how well New Zealand’s tertiary education system is set up to respond to, and take advantage of,trends in technology, internationalisation, population, tuition costs and demand for skills. As part of the inquiry, the Commission ... More >>

Urban planning: What’s broken and how to fix it

Friday, 19 August 2016, 9:40 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission is seeking feedback on its proposal for a future urban planning system in New Zealand. More >>

Productivity Commission studies future of tertiary education

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 9:16 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has released an issues paper calling for input on the future of tertiary education. “The pursuit of knowledge and learning is of critical importance to any society,” said Murray Sherwin, Chair of the Productivity Commission. ... More >>

A blue skies approach to improving urban planning

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 9:02 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has released an issues paper calling for input on the future of urban planning. “Well-functioning cities matter a great deal to the wellbeing of New Zealanders and can help raise our productivity,” said Commission Chair, ... More >>

New Inquiry – New Models of Tertiary Education

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 10:19 am | Productivity Commission

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate how trends in technology, internationalisation, population, tuition costs and demand for skills may drive changes in models of tertiary education. More >>

Concerted action needed to crack land price inflation

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 12:45 pm | Productivity Commission

The operation of our planning systems needs to change if New Zealand cities are to have enough land for housing, says the Productivity Commission in its final report on using land for housing, released today. More >>

Tinkering with the system won’t help the most needy

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 12:26 pm | Productivity Commission

Tinkering with the current system will not be enough to help disadvantaged New Zealanders, says the Productivity Commission in its final report on improving outcomes from social services , released today. More >>

Successful innovation needs more than just R&D

Monday, 29 June 2015, 10:05 am | Productivity Commission

Kiwi firms need the tools to make the most of any increase in business research and development (R&D), according to new research by the Productivity Commission. Under the Business Growth Agenda the Government has committed to a target of increasing ... More >>

 

 

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