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Growing Higher Living Standards for New Zealanders: Briefing to the Incoming Government 2002

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  • Growing Higher Living Standards for New Zealanders: Briefing to the Incoming Government 2002
  • Published: Aug 2002
  • Status: Not Current - Reference Only
  • Author: The Treasury
 

Growing Higher Living Standards for New Zealanders: Briefing to the Incoming Government 2002

Published on 27 Aug 2002

Growing Higher Living Standards for New Zealanders was the Briefing to the Incoming Government prepared before the 2002 election, it aimed to inform Ministers of the major issues Treasury sees facing New Zealand over the next few years. The briefing paper A Guide to the Treasury was published at the same time but has since been withdrawn from the website as it is no longer current. Growing Higher Living Standards for New Zealanders is available for download in Adobe PDF format only.

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Forward

Chapter one: The growth challenge

  • Why growth matters
  • Measuring New Zealand's economic performance
  • Explaining New Zealand's growth performance
  • Moving forward

Chapter two: A base for growth

  • Macroeconomic stability
  • An economy underpinned by strong social capability
  • A skilled and flexible labour force
  • A business environment that encourages innovation
  • An open economy with high levels of global connectedness
  • Summing up
  • Next steps

Chapter three: Lifting growth further

  • Improving investment
  • Innovating successfully
  • Increasing global connectedness
  • Next steps

Chapter four: An effective, efficent and innovative state sector

  • Maintaining fiscal control
  • Getting better prioritisation
  • Increasing effectiveness
  • Getting best value out of the Crown's investments
  • Next steps

Chapter five: Growth and the environment

  • Defining environmental sustainability
  • Harmonising economic growth and environmental sustainability
  • Making environmental policy growth-friendly
  • Next steps
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