New Zealand


  • 22-July-2015

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    Sustaining the economic expansion in New Zealand

    Ensuring that permanent spending or tax cuts are implemented in a sustainable manner would encourage the strong fiscal position that New Zealand needs to meet potentially large macroeconomic shocks and long-run ageing-related costs.

  • 6-October-2014

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    How's Life in Your Region - Country Notes

    Country notes outlining regional variations in health, jobs, safety, environment, access to services, civic engagement, housing, education, income, and employment. These notes are from the OECD publication "How's Life in Your Region?".

  • 6-October-2014

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    Regional Outlook 2014: New Zealand

    Getting regions and cities 'right', adapting policies to the specificities of where people live and work, is vital to improving citizens’ well-being. View the country fact sheets from the publication OECD Regional Outlook 2014.

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  • 5-November-2013

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    OECD report measures human cost of crisis; underlines need to invest in well-being

    The global economic crisis has had a profound impact on people’s well-being, reaching far beyond the loss of jobs and income, and affecting citizens’ satisfaction with their lives and their trust in governments, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 19-September-2013

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    Reflections on 120 years of women's suffrage in New Zealand

    On 19 September 1893 New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world to grant the right to vote to all adult women. New Zealand's Permanent Representative to the OECD Rosemary Banks says the 120th anniversary of this decision is an time to reflect on that achievement.

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  • 18-August-2009

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    Outcome-focused Management in New Zealand

    This paper discusses the uses of outcomes in public sector management inNew Zealand. It begins by describing the overall public management systemwithin which government departments operate, and how outcomes are usedwithin this system. It then outlines some work that is underway to improve thefocus on outcomes, and the way that outcomes are used within the system. Theremainder of the paper is a series of case studies of innovative uses

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  • 13-August-2009

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    The Impact of GAAP on Fiscal Decision Making: A Review of Twelve Years’ Experience with Accrual and Output-based Budgets in New Zealand

    This paper reviews the theory and the rhetoric for accrual accounting and budgeting by government. Reference is made to generally accepted accounting practice (GAAP) in New Zealand. An historical summary is provided of 12 years of accrual budgets and, using this as a base, assessments are made of the actual benefits that have been achieved...

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  • 1-June-2005

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    Reallocation: the role of budget institutions (OECD publication)

    This report explores the ways in which several types of budget institutions facilitate reallocation. The report looks, among other things, at medium-term expenditure frameworks, rules of budgetary discipline, the role of the minister of finance, and programme review.

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  • 7-March-1997

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    Modern Budgeting (publication)

    This publication examines how five member countries implemented budgeting reforms in 1994-95. The reforms focussed on giving spending agencies greater flexibility in using resources, in exchange for holding them responsible for achieving results.

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  • 13-August-1996

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    Performance Management in Government: Contemporary Illustrations, Public Management Occasional Papers No. 9

    This collection of papers illustrates the increasing momentum of performance management developments in OECD countries and raises many common issues which must be faced when developing a focus on performance as part of overall public management reform.