The Commission conducts research to better understand how to enhance New Zealand’s productivity performance and improve the wellbeing of all New Zealanders.
Our research explores a wide range of productivity issues. The goal is to facilitate a move from an economy that grows by using more “inputs” (such as labour or natural resources), to one where productivity plays a greater role in driving economic growth – essentially, working smarter, with greater financial and knowledge capital employed per worker.
Our research team is independently evaluated every two years so that the Commission can learn how to improve and enhance our impact. See the latest evaluation report here.