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Why we need the Living Standards Framework

To help the Treasury achieve our vision of working towards higher living standards for New Zealanders, we developed the Living Standards Framework. Now, we are making it a fundamental part of our work.

We asked the Treasury’s Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Secretary, Strategy, Performance and Engagement, Fiona Ross, about how the Treasury is beginning to embed the Living Standards Framework into its work, the impact that it is having, and the next steps. 

Use the links below to see the response to each of our questions.

Q1 Fiona Ross

1. How do you describe the Living Standards Framework (LSF)? (0.35)

Q2 Fiona Ross

2. How have the Treasury’s staff reacted to bringing the LSF into their work? (0.44)

Q3 Fiona Ross

3. What is an example of how the LSF is helping to lift living standards? (0.30)

Q4 Fiona Ross

4. How important has it been to help the Treasury’s staff to apply the LSF? (0.22)

Q5 Fiona Ross

5. Is it making a difference to the work that the Treasury produces? (0.44)

Q6 Fiona Ross

6. Is the LSF changing the Treasury’s culture? (1.06)

Q7 Fiona Ross

7. How is the Treasury changing? (0.59)

Q8 Fiona Ross

8. Is the Treasury increasing its own “social and human capital”? (1.17)

Q9 Fiona Ross

9. How does the Treasury view its responsibility to take a Te Ao Maori world view? (0.57)

Q10 Fiona Ross

10. How is the Treasury embracing a broader cultural perspective – with Pacifica, for example? (0.59)

Q11 Fiona Ross

11. How have the Treasury’s new grads responded to the LSF? (0.40)

Q12 Fiona Ross

12. What about staff who have been with the Treasury for the longer-term? (0.48)

Q13 Fiona Ross

13. What has the Treasury learned so far from implementing the LSF? (0.48)

Q14 Fiona Ross

14. With hindsight, is there anything you would have done differently? (0.38)

Q15 Fiona Ross

15. What are the next steps? (0.48)

Q16 Fiona Ross

16. Is the LSF intergenerational for the Treasury itself? (1.37)

Q17 Fiona Ross

17. What is the LSF really about, for you? (0.48)

Last updated: 
Thursday, 18 April 2019