Productivity Commission (2011 - 2024)

The New Zealand Productivity Commission was an independent Crown Entity that operated between April 2011 and February 2024.  The Commission's inquiries, research and corporate documents have been re-published here on the Treasury website.

Productivity Commission (2011 - 2024)

The Commission was established by the New Zealand Productivity Commission Act in December 2010 and disestablished by the New Zealand Productivity Commission Act Repeal Act 2024 in February 2024.

The principal purpose of the Commission was to provide advice to Government on improving productivity in a way that is directed to supporting the overall well-being of New Zealanders, having regard to a wide range of communities of interest and population groups in New Zealand society.

The Commission's work focused on:

  • Undertaking in-depth inquiries on topics referred to it by the Government
  • Carrying out productivity-related research that assists improvement in productivity over time
  • Promoting understanding of productivity issues.

The Productivity Commission's final annual report was published on 29 May 2024. See New Zealand Productivity Commission Annual Report 1 July 2023 - 29 February 2024.

Re-published material and redirects

The Commission's website was shut down on Wednesday, 22 May 2024. Key material (around 3285 files) has been re-published here on the Treasury website so it can remain publicly accessible.  All web traffic is redirecting to this page.

The Treasury plans to release in June 2024 a data file that maps legacy file and page URLs to their equivalents on the Treasury website if they have been re-published.


Working papers / research papers / seminars