Understanding the economic value of Māori taonga: a scoping study
Supported by Te Puni Kōkiri, this report sets out a framework for measuring taonga, specifically in the context of estimating the impact of implementing the Ko Aotearoa Tēnei recommendations.
In te ao Māori, taonga include a wide range of resources such as the natural environment, indigenous fauna and flora, toi Māori, mātauranga Māori and emerging Māori innovative products and processes. Most of these resources cannot be easily valued from an economics perspective. This results in their roles often being overlooked in economic decision making. This report sets out a rationale and framework for measuring the economic value of taonga, particularly in the context of estimating the impact of implementing the Ko Aotearoa Tēnei recommendations.
For more information on work that Te Puni Kōkiri is currently doing on this kaupapa, go to Te Pae Tawhiti: Wai 262.
- About: Māori Enterprise
- Published in 2023