State Sector Productivity - Related working paper and research notes

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The related working paper and research notes informed the New Zealand Productivity Commission's inquiry into improving and measuring state sector productivity. They cover:

  • constructing quality adjusted productivity indices for the tertiary education sector. Proposing a number of methods for making quality adjustments to measures of labour and multifactor productivity and applies those to the public tertiary sector in New Zealand over 2000-15. Quality-adjusted productivity measures for teaching across the tertiary sector as a whole are produced as well as measures of research productivity for universities.
  • steps agencies can take to increase the use of productivity indicators in decision-making. The steps include involving staff in the development of productivity indicators; fostering a culture that values performance improvement and problem solving; and establishing a supportive institutional environment.
  • Using data on hospital inpatients to show that discharges are ageing and day patients are accounting for a growing share of hospital activity.

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