ISBN: 978-1-98-858041-8

New Zealand - International Document

The Wellbeing budget


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Te Tai Ōhanga – The Treasury

Year of Publication:
2019

Publisher(s):
Te Tai Ohanga – The Treasury

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

This Budget signals a new approach to how government works, and places wellbeing at the heart of New Zealand’s success moving forwards.

The five Wellbeing Budget priorities show a broadened definition of success for New Zealand to one that incorporates not just the health of the country’s finances, but also of its natural resources, people and communities. The five Wellbeing Budget priorities pledge to do things differently by:
• supporting mental wellbeing for all New Zealanders, with a special focus on under 24 year olds
• reducing child poverty and improving child wellbeing, including addressing family violence
• lifting Māori and Pacific incomes, skills and opportunities
• supporting a thriving nation in the digital age through innovation, social and economic opportunities
• creating opportunities for productive businesses, regions, iwi and others to transition to a sustainable and low-emissions economy.

While many countries around the world have begun to look at different ways of measuring success to better reflect the wellbeing of their people, this Budget signals a new approach to how government works, and places wellbeing at the heart of New Zealand’s success moving forwards.



Evidence Type: Policy Document

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

The Treasury (2019). The Wellbeing budget. Wellington: New Zealand Treasury