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.
We published an interim report detailing our preliminary findings and recommendations published in November 2022. The report 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 disadvantage in New Zealand, and how the public management system contributes to that.
Public engagement is a critical part of our inquiry process. We received 68 submissions on the interim report covering a range of perspectives, and a broad spectrum of themes, with submitters united in their passion for addressing persistent disadvantage.
You can read our Interim Report, and a Summary of submissions.
Submissions received will inform the final report for this inquiry. We expect to release our final report at the end of May 2023.