Pacific economy has rising importance

This research employed the Treasury’s Living Standards Framework (2017) to identify and delineate the economic footprint of the Pacific community within New Zealand’s economy.

There is a dearth of information available about the Pacific peoples’ economic contribution to New Zealand society, particularly with reference to their assets, savings, income and spending. Exploring opportunities to capitalise on the Pacific economy to improve living standards for Pacific peoples, needs to be a critical component of any wellbeing strategy the government develops. BERL provided the quantitative analysis component of the report, establishing the size and scope of the Pacific economy in New Zealand.

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This report was also featured in a recent episode of the RNZ Podcast “Two cents worth”

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