Government's social investment plan aims to reverse decades of failure

Government's social investment plan aims to reverse decades of failure
Finance minister Nicola Willis. (Image: NZME)
Greg Hurrell
The government plans to "eat one bite of the elephant at a time” to transform social services delivery through big data and an outcomes-based approach.That means identifying social investment programmes with a good chance of paying off and scaling them up. Community organisations often run these, but the model can be applied to in-house government programmes.BusinessDesk caught up with finance minister Nicola Willis, who holds the social investment portfolio, en route to a finance ministers meeting in Washington DC.Willis defined soc...

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