Long-Term Fiscal Schools Challenge
Page updated 13 Jun 2012
In the lead-up to the publication of its Long-Term Fiscal Statement, the Treasury ran the Long-Term Fiscal Schools Challenge in 2012.
This offered Years 12 and 13 students an exciting opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of Treasury policy analysts in considering and advising on one of the major issues facing governments across the world - long-run sustainability of government finances.
Secondary school teams from across the country were invited to propose policy options that addressed New Zealand's long-term fiscal challenges, and present their proposals to a panel of judges from the Treasury and Victoria University of Wellington. Teams were assessed on their understanding of the issues, the originality and practicality of their analysis, and their presentation skills.
Long-term fiscal sustainability will be one of the most critical challenges facing New Zealand, and indeed the world, over the coming decades. This is a challenge for your lifetime - I invite you to join the debate and have your say. Gabriel Makhlouf, Chief Executive and Secretary to the Treasury
Winners of the challenge were announced on 12 June.
Information and Resources
- The Task
- Assessment Criteria
- Participating Schools
- Long-Term Fiscal FAQs
- Useful Links
|13 Jun 2012||High school students win recognition from the Treasury
|30 May 2012||Treasury to host Challenge finalists
|20 Mar 2012||2012 Long-Term Fiscal Schools Challenge - What is this?
Questions and answers.
|ltfs-qanda.pdf (54 KB)|
|20 Mar 2012||Treasury offers students 'Challenge for their Lifetime'
|22 Feb 2012||2012 Long-Term Fiscal Schools Challenge - Information and Resources
Downloadable document for schools that includes the key information and resources for the Schools Challenge, but excludes the application form.
|ltfsc-details.pdf (107 KB)|
|22 Feb 2012||2012 Long-Term Fiscal Schools Challenge Entry Form
Downloadable form in MS Word 2003 format.
|ltfsc-entryform.doc (139 KB)|