Productivity is a key policy focus for the Department for the Economy and a longstanding challenge for Northern Ireland.

In 2019/20, the Department for the Economy partnered with the Productivity Insights Network (PIN) to produce a report viewing productivity through the lens of a systems-based approach. This piece of work, informed by a number of stakeholders, offered the opportunity for government, business and academia to develop a shared understanding of the potential benefits of taking a systems-based approach to understanding productivity. 


A copy of the report “Mapping the Cognitive Landscape of Productivity in Northern Ireland: A Systems Approach to Understanding Productivity Policy” and its Executive Summary are available on the PIN website:

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