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The Treasury regularly sets challenges and competitions aimed at both school and tertiary levels.

Schools Challenge

The Treasury challenges year 12 and 13 students all over the country to find ways to put together a Briefing for the Minister of Finance with policy recommendations to improve New Zealand's living standards.

The Treasury Schools Challenge aims to:

  • stimulate discussion and fresh debate on the Treasury's core work
  • give students an opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of a Treasury analyst looking at real-world policy making
  • encourage students to take an interest in economics and public policy as a career option

See below for more details on current or past competitions.

Tertiary Challenge

The Treasury provides New Zealand tertiary students with the chance to address some of the most important public policy issues facing the country.

The Treasury Tertiary Challenge aims to:

  • give tertiary students a feel for the range of work the Treasury does
  • allow students to test their analytical skills on real-life policy issues
  • reward excellence in public policy analysis.

See below for more details on current or past competitions.

Last updated: 
Thursday, 24 May 2018