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The Conversation

government adopts investment approach to achieve valued outcomes

  • Written by Michael Mintrom, Professor of Public Sector Management, Monash University
government adopts investment approach to achieve valued outcomesNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during the post-budget debate. CC BY-SA

New Zealand’s Labour-led coalition government used its first budget to drive step changes in social and environmental outcomes. The investment approach to public policy has become the new orthodoxy for governance.

The investment approach can be defined as using...

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