Better urban planning - effectively supporting and governing the built and natural environments.


The Commission provides the recipe for a diverse, adaptable and responsive tertiary education system.


The Productivity Commission and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) have published joint research that shows significant ethnic differences in enrolment, progression and completion in bachelor’s level study in New Zealand 


New Zealand has enjoyed good growth in average income since the global financial crisis.  Labour participation is strong and our public finances are in relatively good shape. But one area holding the economy back is our persistently weak labour productivity, with the OECD estimating that New Zealand had the fourth lowest labour productivity growth of OECD countries between 1995 and 2014.


Draft report on new models of tertiary education now available.


Draft Productivity Commission report on better urban planning now available.


The Productivity Commission has published a research note as a background paper for the Better Urban Planning inquiry: What can complexity theory tell us about urban planning?