News

29/06/2015

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 business expenditure on R&D to 1% of GDP by 2018. While valuable, this is just part of the puzzle of creating more innovative Kiwi firms.

17/06/2015

Draft Productivity Commission report on using land for housing now available.

28/04/2015

The Productivity Commission has released its draft findings and recommendations on improving outcomes for New Zealanders from social services. Submissions are invited by 24 June.

28/04/2015

The Productivity Commission has released its draft findings and recommendations on improving outcomes for New Zealanders from social services. Submissions are invited by 24 June.

31/03/2015

Contents

  • Inquiry update: More effective social services
  • New research on labour income share
  • Inquiry update: Using land for housing
  • International Year of Evaluation
  • Productivity Hub news
  • What does cricket have to do with productivity?
  • A summer of productivity: internships
  • Upcoming events
05/02/2015

A new working paper released today by the Productivity Commission shows that when productivity goes up, wages follow. 

02/02/2015

The Treasury is seeking suggestions for two new inquiry topics that could be undertaken by the New Zealand Productivity Commission in 2015.

05/12/2014

Article published in Policy Quarterly Journal November 2014.

10/11/2014

Our Annual Report for 2013/14 provides a report card on our performance during the year. The report includes a summary of our performance evaluation results and the Government's response on recent inquiries.

05/11/2014

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. The Commission is inviting submissions on its issues paper “Using land for housing” by 22 December.