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Proposal for a Living Standards Dashboard

The Treasury commissioned an independent wellbeing expert, Conal Smith, to develop a proposal for a Living Standards Dashboard.  Public submissions close on 31 July 2018.

About the paper

Smith’s paper, Treasury Living Standards Dashboard: Monitoring Intergenerational Wellbeing was released in June 2018.

This paper develops a proposed Living Standards Dashboard to support the application of the Living Standards Framework to policy issues. It sets out a starting list of indicators capturing the key concepts of current wellbeing, the capital stocks that form the productive resources used to produce wellbeing, as well as New Zealand’s net claims on the rest of the world, and productivity. A full abstract is included at the above link .

Make a submission

The Treasury welcomes comments on this proposal to inform our development of the Living Standards Dashboard. Submissions on the Treasury's Living Standards Dashboard close 31 July 2018.

Take the survey

Please read and respond to our questions in the Living Standards Dashboard Proposal Survey

Email us your feedback

Alternatively, you can email your submissions on the Living Standards Dashboard or the Living Standards Framework to

Press release

See the related Treasury press release, Have your say on living standards indicators for New Zealand.

Media briefing

See the related opening remarks and presentation from the media briefing on this proposal:


Please direct your queries to the Office of the Chief Economic Adviser at

Last updated: 
Friday, 8 June 2018