Public financial management

By Derek Gill

Local Government New Zealand wanted an independent review of fiscal responsibility and what that means for local government.

Derek provided advice that surveyed the literature in order to define the concept, reviewed historical data for evidence of fiscal irresponsibility, critically reviewed the role financial ratio analysis and applied innovative techniques (Threat Barrier Analysis) in order understand what would trigger fiscal sustainability problems.

The advice provided assisted LGNZ to improve the option that was ultimately built into the legislation.