27 Productivity Commission: More effective social services The Productivity Commission has been undertaking an inquiry focusing on ways to improve productivity and generate better outcomes for New Zealanders from the Government’s investment in public services such as social housing, employment services, and programmes to reduce crime. The Commission has been asked to examine traditional and emerging innovative approaches to social services in particular, drawing on both international and domestic experience, and assess their effectiveness. Examples of new approaches in governance, commissioning and delivery in New Zealand include the Social Sector Trials and Whānau Ora. A draft report has been completed and NZNO will be making a submission on this. Full information including a video and the draft report can be found here: http://www.productivity.govt.nz/inquiry-content/2032?stage=3 We are interested in receiving your comments on the draft report in order to inform NZNO’s submission. Feedback Due: Please send any comments to Leoniew@nzno.org.nz by 17 June 2015.