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This “Country Chapter” provides a detailed description of tax and benefit rules in New Zealand in 2008 and a summary of policy trends.
The rapidly developing Southeast Asia region is confronted with significant labour market challenges. This initiative aims to address the issues of employment and skills, especially through an interaction platform for members.
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Outcomes for New Zealand children are weak in several key areas, according to the OECD’s first ever report on children... New Zealand needs to take a stronger policy focus on child poverty and child health, especially during the early years when it is easier to make a long‐term difference.
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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
Society at a Glance – Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 offers a concise quantitative overview of social trends and policies across Asia-Pacific economies.
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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...
The Aid for Trade at a Glance 2009: Maintaining Momentum report presents the results of the second monitoring exercise of the Aid for Trade Initiative and documents its success so far.
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This report inventories eco-innovation policies in New Zealand. Similar reports are available on selected non-EU OECD members: Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Turkey and the US. They complement national roadmaps developed by EU member states under the Environmental Technology Action Plan.
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Teen literacy, life satisfaction, time use, crime and suicide rates, etc. Society at a Glance 2009 also provides a special chapter examines leisure time across the OECD.
The financial crisis heightens the risks associated with domestic macroeconomic imbalances, but responding to short-term challenges should not detract policy makers from the long-term goals of raising productivity growth and improving efficiency in the health sector.