Evaluation of government programmes
Read evaluations of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's policies and initiatives.
An evaluation of the Regional Business Partners programme found the programme had an appreciable impact on businesses. This is a regionally delivered programme which aims to help small and medium-sized enterprises increase their management capability. The programme includes advice, training and research and development expenditure. The evaluation identified some operational areas for improvement, which are being addressed by NZTE and Callaghan Innovation.
The evaluation of the International Growth Fund found the Fund was having a positive impact on businesses, including companies taking on increased risk in international markets, and improving their strategy and internationalisation processes. The evaluation recommended the Fund continues
The incubator evaluation was complemented by a statistical analysis of high-growth firms in New Zealand. The statistical analysis showed that facts about high-growth firms in other countries hold true in New Zealand. A definition of high-growth for use specifically in New Zealand was proposed. Policy implications of the analysis findings were considered.
This evaluation was undertaken to investigate how well the NZTE Incubator Support Programme was meeting current government objectives and what current evidence suggested about future value. Two lines of investigation were followed. What can performance measures tell us about the programme? How do incubator models vary?
This report investigates the impact of the 2011 Rugby World Cup on New Zealand’s tourism industry. Information in this report expands on tourism information included within the Host Nation Report: A Stadium of Four Million.
New Zealand’s commitment to hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2011 included producing a report summarising our experience.
This is an evaluation of a New Zealand Trade and Enterprise operated programme to help accelerate development of businesses with high-growth potential. The programme provided a package of services and grants and was evaluated using qualitative techniques.
This report describes the financial advisers industry in New Zealand at the time of implementation of the new regulatory regime of financial advisers and the rationale for government intervention. The report also outlines a framework for future evaluation of the new regulatory regime.
This evaluation examines the effectiveness of funding provided to three initiatives by the Enterprising Partnerships Fund. Allocation of funding was on a competitive basis and initiatives' were assessed on their ability to contribute to national and regiional outcomes. Completed in July 2012.
This report examines the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) and outward direct investment (ODI) in New Zealand economic development. It also examines New Zealand Trade and Enterprise's (NZTE) contribution to attracting foreign direct investment and supporting outward direct investment of benefit to New Zealand.
This report describes the size and nature of the New Zealand screen industry and examines the impact of the screen industry on the economy. It incorporates the diverse range of relevant industry data in New Zealand.
This report, published in May 2012, evaluates New Zealand Trade and Enterprises' Beachheads programme based on evidence gathered in 2011. The programme works with New Zealand exporters to accelerate their entry and growth in offshore markets through access to advice and networking assistance from private-sector executives with deep knowledge of the relevant markets.
This report evaluates the No Asset Procedure, which was introduced as part of the Insolvency Act in December 2007. The No Asset Procedure is an alternative to bankruptcy for insolvent persons with no assets and debts less than $40,000.
This report presents the findings and recommendations of the evaluation of the PLATO pilot. PLATO is a learning network programme focused on developing management capability in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The government funded a 2-year pilot between 1 Sept 2008 and 2 Aug 2010.
This report presents results from an evaluation of publicly-funded R&D assistance provided to New Zealand firms. Published April 2011.
The effectiveness of NZTE’s sector support activities in generating national economic benefits are evaluated. Published August 2010.
In collaboration with Tourism New Zealand and regional tourism organisations, we evaluated the International Tourism Marketing Joint Venture Partnerships Fund 2009/10. Published 17 March 2011.
The evaluation investigates the health of the KiwiSaver market in relation superannuation and managed funds in general. Published 21 October 2010.
This report presents the findings and recommendations from the 2007 evaluation of the operation of the Major Events Development Fund, which supports events of national cultural, social and economic significance. Published 1 November 2007.
This report evaluates the effectiveness of training and advisory programmes provided by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise through third parties, including the Enterprise Training Programme, Biz Info, and Escalator. Published 4 June 2010. Also refer to NZTE Output Class 1 Evaluation: Summary Report.
This evaluation assesses the effectiveness and efficiency of training and advisory programmes provided under output class 1 by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. Published June 2010.
This evaluation considers the progress of New Zealand’s venture capital market towards sustainability and examines the role of the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund Ltd in stimulating market development. Published 14 September 2010.
An evaluation of Kea, a not-for-profit, private sector organisation that connects New Zealand with its expatriates, and facilitates the sharing of knowledge, contacts and opportunities. Published 22 December 2009.
An evaluation of the Buy Kiwi Made campaign - a government programme that ran from July 2007 to February 2009. Published 9 September 2009.
This report evaluates a co-funding scheme to increase the level of international market development by firms to achieve wider benefits to grow the New Zealand economy. Published 15 July 2009.
This report presents a framework to evaluate the impacts of Kiwisaver on the superannuation sector and includes a sector analysis and potential opportunities to improve performance. Published 5 May 2009.
This evaluation assesses the impact to businesses of receiving growth services range grants or services. Published April 2009.
The evaluation of the International Growth Fund found the Fund was having a positive impact on businesses, including companies taking on increased risk in international markets, and improving their strategy and internationalisation processes. The evaluation recommended the Fund continues.