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New Zealand Productivity Commission | Te Kōmihana Whai Hua o Aotearoa

April 2011 - February 2024

The New Zealand Productivity Commission (the Commission) was an independent Crown Entity that began operating on 1 April 2011 following the passing of the New Zealand Productivity Commission Act in December 2010. 

The principal purpose of the Commission was to provide advice to Government on improving productivity in a way that is directed to supporting the overall well-being of New Zealanders, having regard to a wide range of communities of interest and population groups in New Zealand society.

The Commission’s work focused on:

  • Undertaking in-depth inquiries on topics referred to us by the Government.
  • Carrying out productivity-related research that assists improvement in productivity over time.
  • Promoting understanding of productivity issues. 

Following the Government’s announcement in December 2023 of their intention to disestablish the Commission, our website has become the responsibility of the Treasury. 

We have made every effort to maintain and capture the work of the Commission over the last 13 years. You can still access our research, reports and information about productivity and wellbeing on this site. 

If you have any questions about the content or maintenance of this website, please contact: 

Productivity is about “working smarter” rather than working “harder”. It’s about how well people – individuals, businesses, communities – combine resources to produce goods and services.

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