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New Zealand Productivity Commission

Jo Smith

Ron Crawford

Date published

19 February 2020

The Productivity Commission has repeatedly been asked to look into areas of local government performance, by successive governments. Five out of our 14 inquiries to date have focused specifically on various aspects of local government regulation, planning and funding. To capture the key learnings, we've collated our recommendations in a short Local government insights report.

This report highlights the key lessons for both local and central government and lays down a challenge to both sectors about what they need to get right, how to do things differently and the benefits of making these changes. 

Read the Local government insights report here.

Authored by: Jo Smith, with Ron Crawford, Principal Advisors at the Productivity Commission.


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