The Treasury has been at the forefront of making living standards analysis part of what governments do and our understanding has changed as we learned more.
The Treasury has been developing the LSF since 2011. Below are links to earlier work that helped us to develop our thinking which is no longer current.
Documents are available in PDF format only. Contact [email protected] to request HTML versions.
An introduction to using the Living Standards Framework
July 2015 PDF, 978KB
Living Standards Background Note: 'Increasing Equity'
December 2015 PDF, 1.78MB
Living Standards: The Heart of Our Policy Advice
October 2014 PDF, 319KB
Living Standards Framework: links between corners and capitals
August 2014 PDF, 578KB
Living Standards Background Note: 'Social Infrastructure'
July 2013 PDF, 904KB
Living Standards: A Short Guide to 'Managing Risks'
January 2013 PDF, 221KB
Living Standards: A Short Guide to 'Economic Growth'
January 2013 PDF, 193KB
Living Standards: Suggested Further Resources for 'Economic Growth'
January 2013 PDF, 176KB
Living Standards: A Short Guide to 'Sustainability for the Future'
January 2013 PDF, 592KB
Living Standards: A Short Guide to 'Increasing Equity'
January 2013 PDF, 222KB
Living Standards: A Short Guide to 'Social Infrastructure'
January 2013 PDF, 368KB
Improving the Living Standards of New Zealanders: Moving from a Framework to Implementation - Speech by Dr Girol Karacaoglu
13 June 2012, link to speech notes and slides.
How we collaborated
Working with others across the public sector to develop measures of New Zealand's performance over the last 150 years: New Zealand's Living Standards over the last 150 years
August 2013 PDF, 655KB