The Productivity Commission will undertake an inquiry into how the state sector can effectively measure & improve productivity in core public services, with a final report scheduled for August 2018.
The Government has asked the commission to provide advice on:
- how to measure efficiency of the health, education, justice & social support sectors, at both sector & service levels
- the appropriate role of these measures in public sector performance frameworks, and
- any capability, culture or systems issues that will support agencies to measure, understand & improve productivity.
The commission said yesterday the Government spends about 2 thirds of its total budget on health, education, justice & social development: “This inquiry is an opportunity to provide practical, evidence-based advice about how to measure the efficiency of these services and improve services for all New Zealanders.”
The commission will publish an issues paper first.
Terms of reference
Attribution: Commission release.