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Productivity Commission Calls For Black-box Immigration Policymaking To Be Made Transparent

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 6:19 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission today released its final findings and recommendations from its inquiry into New Zealand’s long-term immigration settings. “Immigration policy has profound effects on families, communities, businesses and those who aspire ... More >>

Inquiry Confirmed Into Breaking The Cycle Of Persistent Disadvantage

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 2:27 pm | Productivity Commission

The Government has asked the New Zealand Productivity Commission Te Kōmihana Whai Hua o Aotearoa to investigate the drivers and dynamics of persistent disadvantage. “Persistent disadvantage is a complex, multi-faceted issue, which can have significant ... More >>

Inquiry Into Immigration Settings Confirmed

Monday, 3 May 2021, 11:57 am | Productivity Commission

The Government has requested the Productivity Commission Te Komihana Whai Hua o Aoteroa to inquire into what working-age immigration policy settings would best facilitate New Zealand’s long-term economic growth and promote the wellbeing of New Zealanders. ... More >>

Unlocking The Potential Of Māori Frontier Firms

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 11:19 am | Productivity Commission

The New Zealand Productivity Commission today released the final report of its frontier firms inquiry . Frontier firms are the country’s most productive firms, and they play a vital role in lifting national productivity and wellbeing. However, New Zealand’s ... More >>

New Zealand Needs To Do Better At Building World-class Firms

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 11:13 am | Productivity Commission

The New Zealand Productivity Commission today released the final report of its frontier firms inquiry . The performance of New Zealand’s firms plays a vital role in the nation’s productivity and wellbeing. Our most productive or “frontier firms” ... More >>

NZ: Prisoner Of An Outdated Paradigm

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 11:12 am | Productivity Commission

Rebuilding our economy as we emerge from a global pandemic is a hot topic right now. Business leaders are calling for more engagement with government. The World Economic Forum is calling for a “great reset” to a more inclusive and greener ... More >>

Focus Innovation Funding To Build World Class Firms

Friday, 4 December 2020, 6:11 am | Productivity Commission

The New Zealand Productivity Commission today released its draft report on frontier firms . The performance of our firms shapes the nation’s productivity. Our most productive or “frontier firms” set the bar for all firms. They are also a key ... More >>

Boards Need To Help “Lift The Eyes” Of Firms

Friday, 4 September 2020, 6:19 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has today published two reports New Zealand boards and frontier firms and New Zealand frontier firms: A capabilities-based perspective . They shed light on how boards with the right mix of skills and experience can help ... More >>

Helping Kiwi Firms Reach The Productivity Frontier: Lessons From 13 Small Advanced Economies

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 7:02 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has today published a report that highlights the importance of New Zealand’s exporting firms. The report by Dr David Skilling , a Kiwi economist based in the Netherlands, looks at 13 small advanced economies to illustrate the ... More >>

Inquiry into New Zealand’s most productive firms confirmed

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:33 pm | Productivity Commission

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to identify policies and interventions that could maximise the economic contribution of New Zealand’s frontier firms . The Commission has received the terms of reference from the Minister of Finance which ... More >>

Productivity Commission suggests improved income security

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 8:55 am | Productivity Commission

New Zealand is stuck with low wages because of low productivity and low technology adoption. The challenge is to encourage labour market dynamism and the flexibility of the economy to create new jobs, while also providing security for workers when ... More >>

Report highlights major changes in where Kiwis live & work

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 9:12 am | Productivity Commission

Research released today by the Productivity Commission shows how New Zealanders have experienced big changes in the jobs they do and the places they live and work. These changes reflect shifts in the industries in which people work. Between 1976 and 2013 ... More >>

Time to prepare for the future of work, but no time to waste

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 8:27 am | Productivity Commission

“Technology adoption supports higher productivity growth, higher income growth and increased resources to pay for the things New Zealanders’ value. But the main problem facing New Zealand today isn’t too much technology, it’s not enough,” ... More >>

Local Government funding: Not broken but will need help

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 8:09 am | Productivity Commission

The New Zealand Productivity Commission today released its draft report on local government funding and financing arrangements. It is the most substantial look at these issues since the 2007 Shand report. In releasing the draft report, Commission ... More >>

Technology’s impact on the future of work to be examined

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 5:53 pm | Productivity Commission

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to examine and report on Technological change, disruption and the future of work . Minister Robertson announced the Commission’s new topic at the Work in Progress Conference today. More >>

Local government funding and financing: public views sought

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 9:59 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission today published an issues paper for its inquiry into local government funding and financing. More >>

Health care homes early evidence in Wellington

Friday, 5 October 2018, 8:59 am | Productivity Commission

Early evidence suggests a team-based primary health care practice model can reduce emergency department admissions to hospitals. More >>

Act now to achieve a low-emissions future

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 9:07 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission today released its final report on how New Zealand can transition to a low-emissions economy. More >>

State Sector Productivity: the missing keys

Friday, 17 August 2018, 11:39 am | Productivity Commission

Higher state sector productivity is critical to delivering more and better public services now and into the future, yet many government agencies lack the cultures, capability and encouragement to make these gains, says the Productivity Commission ... More >>

New joint research project welcomed

Monday, 6 August 2018, 1:57 pm | Productivity Commission

Murray Sherwin, Chair of the New Zealand Productivity Commission, welcomes a new project with the Australian Productivity Commission into Growing the digital economy and maximising opportunities for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) . More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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