The inquiry focuses on the overall settings of the “public management system”, taking a whole of system view, rather than assessing policies and services in one or two government sectors.
The Commission’s interim report of its preliminary findings and recommendations was published in November 2022. This looked across the whole public management system to understand what is creating the inequities in people's lives in the first place, why certain groups are more vulnerable to persistent disadvantage in New Zealand, and how the public management system contributes to that.
This report was based on evidence and research we carried out or commissioned, and can be accessed below under 'Research'.
- Read the interim report (PDF)
- Read the interim report (HTML)
- Read the overview (PDF)
- Read the overview (HTML)
We received 70 plus submissions on our interim findings on this wide-ranging and complex topic. These are now being reviewed and will be used to inform and guide our final report. Submissions are available for viewing on our website.