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This research contributes to the StrategyNZ project, which in turn supports the Project 2058 work programme, Report 15: Strengthening Strategy Stewardship in the Public Service (in progress). If you would like to learn more about the Project 2058 Methodology, please see the link here.

If you would like to learn more about the GDS Index Methodology, please see the link here. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or observations. This research is work in progress and we welcome your feedback.

What is the GDS Index?

The Government Department Strategies Index (GDS Index) regularly reviews each new GDS against a scorecard and then ranks these against a list of operational GDSs. The scorecard contains six elements that the Institute considers should be present in a GDS, as opposed to ranking the quality of the strategy itself. The six content elements are:

  1. Opportunities and Threats (what is the external environment?)
  2. Capabilities and Resources (what are the internal strengths and weaknesses?)
  3. Vision and Benefits (what is the purpose?)
  4. Approach and Focus (what choices and trade-offs have been made?)
  5. Implementation and Accountability (who is responsible for what?) and
  6. Alignment and Authority (how does the strategy align with the machinery of government?)

In this way, the rank does not indicate whether one strategy is better than another. Instead the rank indicates whether the content of the strategy document is better than another. Each GDS is looked at to determine how well it articulates each of the six elements, found in the scorecard here. The Index aims to illustrate how New Zealand might strengthen GDSs to make them more effective, transparent, measurable, comparable and durable through public consultation, engagement and ownership. The assumption is that if government works hard to make the content of GDSs more useful, it will enable users of such strategies to assess the quality of the strategy. Given the poor quality of the content of GDSs in operation, this second stage (assessing the quality of the strategy) is difficult. This is not solely a New Zealand problem, but a global problem.

The Institute publishes the Index regularly so that the results can be measured, analysed and tracked over time. The 2015 Index and the 2016 Index can be found on this website.

GDS Index 2018 

The 2018 GDS Index is currently in progress.

Stage 1 of the process is to confirm a final list of GDSs in operation as at 30 June 2018 (see Table 2 below). The next stage in the process is to review and assess all new GDSs against the scorecard. We expect to publish the resulting working papers in late February or early March 2019. If you are interested in being invited to the presentation, please email the McGuinness Institute.

  • Table 1 provides a tentative list of 141 GDSs in operation as at 30 June 2018.  A PDF copy of each GDS is also provided in the right column. The table can be arranged by alphabetical order, government department, ranking, sector and GDS number.
  • Table 2 provides a tentative list of 52 additions and 41 deletions of GDSs between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018.
  • Table 3 contains a copy of each government departments’ latest annual report, four year plan and statement of intent/strategic intentions. We do not classify these documents as GDSs, however they do form part of our analysis under ‘Alignment and Authority’ (being the sixth element of the scorecard). This requires examining the department’s latest stewardship documents to verify if the GDS is mentioned explicitly (the GDS is named explicitly in the stewardship document), implicitly (the GDS is referenced or implicitly mentioned in the stewardship document, but not mentioned in name) or not at all.

Table 1: Table of all 141 operational GDSs as at 30 June 2018 [Final draft]

Government Department Strategy (GDS)Date GDS Published (Month/Year)DepartmentSectorGDS Index
Information Systems Strategic Plan 2015-2019April 2015Department of ConservationEnvironment Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
Mātauranga Whakauka Taiao - Environmental Education for Sustainability
July 2017Department of ConservationEnvironment Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
National Compliance Strategy 2017 Not KnownDepartment of ConservationEnvironment Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
Investing in Conservation Education for a Sustainable and Prosperous Future: National Education Strategy 2010–2030 March 2011 (Updated May 2017)Department of ConservationEnvironment Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
The New Zealand Biodiversity StrategyFebruary 2000Department of ConservationEnvironment Sector2015 Profile
New Zealand Subantarctic Islands Research StrategyMay 2005Department of ConservationEnvironment Sector2015 Profile
Hector’s and Maui’s Dolphin Threat Management PlanAugust 2007Department of ConservationEnvironment Sector2015 Profile
Breaking the Cycle: Our Drug and Alcohol Strategy through to 2020
March 2016Department of Corrections
Justice Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
Health and Safety Strategy 2016-2020
Not KnownDepartment of Corrections
Justice Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
Wahine – E rere ana ki te Pae Hou: Women’s Strategy 2017 – 2021
June 2017Department of Corrections
Justice Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
Change Lives Shape Futures - Reducing re-offending among MāoriNot KnownDepartment of Corrections
Justice Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
Change Lives Shape Futures -Investing in Better Mental Health for offendersNot KnownDepartment of Corrections
Justice Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
National Historic Heritage Strategy 20132013Department of CorrectionsJustice Sector2015 Profile
Archive 2057 Strategy
2017 May
Department of Internal AffairsMaori, Other Populations & Cultural Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
Turning knowledge into value - Strategic directions to 2030
2016 December
Department of Internal AffairsMaori, Other Populations & Cultural Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
New Zealand's Cyber Security Strategy 20152015Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Finance and Government Administration Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
National Civil Defence Emergency Management StrategyMarch 2008Department of the Prime Minister and CabinetFinance and Government Administration Sector2015 Profile
ERO Pacific Strategy 2013-2017 2013 JanuaryEducation Review OfficeEducation and Science Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2017 – 2020Not KnownGovernment Communications Security BureauExternal Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
Inland Revenue's Corporate Strategy

September 2016Inland Revenue
Finance and Government Administration Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
Regulatory Stewardship StrategyAugust 2017Inland Revenue
Finance and Government Administration Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
The power of 'where' drives New Zealand's success 2013Land Information New Zealand
Primary Industries Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
Outcomes framework 2017 2017Land Information New Zealand
Primary Industries Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
The Crown Property Strategy June 2018Land Information New Zealand
Primary Industries Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
He Whāriki Maurua: Business with Māori Strategy 2013–2017
September 2014Land Information New Zealand
Primary Industries Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
New Zealand Positioning Strategy 20142014Land Information New ZealandPrimary Industries Sector2015 Profile
Cadastre 2034: A 10-20 Year Strategy for developing the cadastral
system: Knowing the ‘where’ of land-related rights
Not KnownLand Information New ZealandPrimary Industries Sector2015 Profile
Topographic Strategy March 2015Land Information New ZealandPrimary Industries Sector2015 Profile
Cultural Sector Strategic Framework 2014–2018Not KnownMinistry for Culture and HeritageMāori, Other Populations & Cultural
Sector
2015 Profile
The Pacific Languages FrameworkOctober 2012Ministry for Pacific PeoplesMaori, Other Populations & Cultural Sector2015 Profile
Ministry for Primary Industries Science Strategy - Rautaki Rutaiao
October 2015Ministry for Primary Industries
Primary Industries Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
Research and Science Information Standard for New Zealand Fisheries
April 2011Ministry for Primary Industries
Primary Industries Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
Animal Welfare matters: New Zealand Animal Welfare Strategy
May 2013Ministry for Primary Industries
Primary Industries Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
A Biosecurity Science Strategy for New Zealand, Mahere Rautaki Putaiao Whakamaru2007Ministry for Primary IndustriesPrimary Industries Sector2015 Profile
Cadmium and New Zealand Agriculture and Horticulture: A Strategy for Long Term Risk Management: A Report Prepared by the Cadmium Working Group for the Chief Executives Environmental ForumFebruary 2011Ministry for Primary IndustriesPrimary Industries Sector2015 Profile
Biosecurity 2025 Direction Statement for New Zealand's biosecurity system
2016 November
Ministry for Primary IndustriesPrimary Industries Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
Primary Sector Science Roadmap
2017 June
Ministry for Primary IndustriesPrimary Industries Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
Growing and Protecting New Zealand
Not Known
Ministry for Primary IndustriesPrimary Industries Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
Campylobacter Risk Management Strategy 2017-2020

2017 May
Ministry for Primary IndustriesPrimary Industries Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
Hitting the Mark: Our Strategic Plan to 2045
Not KnownMinistry for the Environment
Environment Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
Our Science Strategy Rautaki PūtaiaoMay 2018Ministry for the Environment
Environment Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
Our Regulatory Stewardship Strategy 2017July 2017Ministry for the Environment
Environment Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
New Zealand Urban Design ProtocolMarch 2005Ministry for the EnvironmentEnvironment Sector2015 Profile
New Zealand’s National Implementation Plan Under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic PollutantsDecember 2006Ministry for the EnvironmentEnvironment Sector2015 Profile
The New Zealand Waste Strategy: Reducing Harm, Improving EfficiencyOctober 2010Ministry for the EnvironmentEnvironment Sector2015 Profile
Clean Healthy Air for All New Zealanders: The National Air Quality Compliance Strategy to Meet the PM10 StandardAugust 2011Ministry for the EnvironmentEnvironment Sector2015 Profile
Eliminating the Public Service Gender Pay Gap: 2018-2020 Action Plan 2018Ministry for WomenMaori, Other Populations & Cultural Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
National Statement of Science Investment 2015-2025
October 2015Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Economic Development & Infrastructure Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
New Zealand's Investment Attraction Strategy
Not KnownMinistry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Economic Development & Infrastructure Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
Tourism Strategy
Not KnownMinistry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Economic Development & Infrastructure Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
MBIE's Pacific Economic Strategy 2015-2021
2015Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Economic Development & Infrastructure Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy 2017 - 2022June 2017Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Economic Development & Infrastructure Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
MBIE̓s Regulatory Stewardship Strategy 2017/2018August 2017Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Economic Development & Infrastructure Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
Health and safety at work strategy 2018-2028
Not KnownMinistry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Economic Development & Infrastructure Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
Vision Mātauranga: Unlocking the Innovation Potential of Māori Knowledge, Resources and PeopleJuly 2007Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development & Infrastructure Sector2015 Profile
Oil Emergency Response Strategy: Government Response to an Oil Supply DisruptionJuly 2008Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development & Infrastructure Sector2015 Profile
New Zealand Energy Strategy 2011–2021: Developing Our Energy Potential August 2011Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development & Infrastructure Sector2015 Profile
New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy 2011–2016 August 2011Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development & Infrastructure Sector2015 Profile
Refugee Settlement: New Zealand Resettlement StrategyJuly 2013Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development & Infrastructure Sector2015 Profile
Strategy to 2040: He kai kei aku ringa: The Crown-Māori Economic Growth PartnershipNovember 2012Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development & Infrastructure Sector2015 Profile
He Whare Āhuru He Oranga Tāngata – the Māori Housing Strategy:
Directions 2014 to 2025
July 2014Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development & Infrastructure Sector2015 Profile
The New Zealand Migrant Settlement and Integration StrategyOctober 2014Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development & Infrastructure Sector2015 Profile
The Defence White Paper 2016
June 2016Ministry of Defence
External Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
Strategic Defence Policy Statement July 2018Ministry of Defence
External Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
Defence Capability PlanJune 2014 Ministry of DefenceExternal Sector2015 Profile
The International Student Wellbeing StrategyJune 2017Ministry of EducationEducation & Science Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
Leadership Statement for International Education, Version OneSeptember 2011Ministry of EducationEducation & Science Sector2015 Profile
Pasifika Education Plan 2013–2017Not KnownMinistry of EducationEducation & Science Sector2015 Profile
Ka Hikitia: Accelerating Success 2013-2017: The Māori Education Strategy2013Ministry of EducationEducation & Science Sector2015 Profile
Tau Mai Te Reo: The Māori Language in Education Strategy 2013–20172013Ministry of EducationEducation & Science Sector2015 Profile
A Nation of Curious Minds, He Whenua Hihiri I Te Mahara: A National
Strategic Plan for Science In Society
July 2014Ministry of EducationEducation & Science Sector2015 Profile
Tertiary Education Strategy 2014-2019March 2014Ministry of EducationEducation & Science Sector2015 Profile
Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2018Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
External Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
Our people strategy July 2017 Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
External Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
New Zealand Antarctic & Southern Ocean Science: Directions and Priorities 2010–2020Not KnownMinistry of Foreign Affairs and TradeExternal Sector2015 Profile
International Development Policy Statement: Supporting Sustainable Development [In Developing Countries]March 2011Ministry of Foreign Affairs and TradeExternal Sector2015 Profile
Pharmacy Action Plan: 2016 to 2020
May 2016 Ministry of Health
Health Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
National Drug Policy 2015 to 2020
August 2015Ministry of Health
Health Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
New Zealand Health Strategy: Roadmap of Actions 2016
April 2016Ministry of Health
Health Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
New Zealand Cancer Plan: Better, faster cancer care 2015-2018
December 2014Ministry of Health
Health Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
New Zealand Cancer Health Information Strategy
July 2015Ministry of Health
Health Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
National Plan for Child Cancer Services in New Zealand
November 2010Ministry of Health
Health Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
Living Well with Diabetes: A Plan for people at high risk of or living with diabetes 2015-2020
October 2015Ministry of Health
Health Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
Where I Live; How I Live: Disability Support Services Community Residential Support Services Strategy, 2018 to 2020March 2018Ministry of Health
Health Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
Whāia Te Ao Mārama 2018 to 2022: The Māori Disability Action PlanMarch 2018Ministry of Health
Health Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
Mental Health and Addiction Workforce Action Plan 2017-2021April 2018Ministry of Health
Health Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
Faiva Ora 2016-2021: Pasifika Disability Strategy August 2017Ministry of Health
Health Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
Reduced Waiting Times for Public Hospital Elective ServicesMarch 2000Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
The New Zealand Palliative Care StrategyFebruary 2001Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
The Primary Health Care StrategyFebruary 2001Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
The New Zealand Disability Strategy: Making a World of Difference: Whakanui Oranga April 2001Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy: Phase OneOctober 2001Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
Health of Older People StrategyNot KnownMinistry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
Youth Health: A Guide to ActionSeptember 2002Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
The New Zealand Cancer Control StrategyAugust 2003Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
New Zealand Suicide Prevention Strategy 2006–2016June 2006Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
Medicines New Zealand: Contributing to Good Health Outcomes for All New Zealanders
December 2007Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
The New Zealand Ambulance Service Strategy: The First Line of Mobile Emergency Intervention in the Continuum of Health CareJune 2009Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm: Six-year Strategic Plan 2010/11–2015/16
May 2010Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
Whāia Te Ao Mārama: The Māori Disability Action Plan for Disability Support Services 2012 to 2017August 2012 Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
Rising to the Challenge: The Mental Health and Addiction Service Development Plan 2012–2017December 2012Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm: Three-year Service Plan and Levy Rates for 2013/14 to 2015/16May 2013Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
New Zealand Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2013–2016May 2013Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
National Health IT Plan UpdateNovember 2013Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
Care Closer to HomeFebruary 2014Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
‘Ala Mo’ui: Pathways to Pacific Health and Wellbeing 2014–2018June 2014Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
The Guide to He Korowai Oranga: Māori Health Strategy 2014June 2014Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
Disability Support Services Strategic Plan 2014-2018June 2015Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
Implementing Medicines New Zealand 2015 to 2020June 2015Ministry of HealthHealth Sector2015 Profile
Our Maori Strategy - Te Haerenga Not KnownMinistry of JusticeJustice Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
2017/18 Social Housing Investment StrategyNot KnownMinistry of Social DevelopmentSocial Development and Housing Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
New Zealand Disability Strategy 2016-2026
November 2016
Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Development and Housing Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
Youth Investment Strategy
September 2017
Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Development and Housing Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
The New Zealand Positive Ageing StrategyNot KnownMinistry of Social DevelopmentSocial Development and Housing Sector2015 Profile
Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa: Action for Child and Youth DevelopmentJanuary 2002Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Development and Housing Sector2015 Profile
Caring for the Carers – He Atawhai i te Hunga Ngākau Oha o Aotearoa: The New Zealand Carers’ Strategy Action Plan for 2014 to 2018February 2014Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Development and Housing Sector2015 Profile
Disability Action Plan 2014-2018: New Zealand's Priorities to Advance Implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities and the New Zealand Disability StrategyMay 2014Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Development and Housing Sector2015 Profile
Community Investment Strategy, June 2015 June 2015Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Development and Housing Sector2015 Profile
Safer Journeys Action Plan 2016-2020
March 2016Ministry of Transport
Economic Development & Infrastructure Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
New Zealand Transport Research Strategy 2016-2020Not KnownMinistry of Transport
Economic Development & Infrastructure Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
A framework for shaping our transport system: Transport outcomes and mode neutrality June 2018Ministry of Transport
Economic Development & Infrastructure Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
Government Policy Statement on land transport 2018/19 - 2027/28 June 2018Ministry of Transport
Economic Development & Infrastructure Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
New Zealand Transport Domain Plan July 2016Ministry of Transport
Economic Development & Infrastructure Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
New Zealand International Air Transport Policy August 2012Ministry of Transport
Economic Development & Infrastructure Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
Safer Journeys: New Zealand’s Road Safety Strategy 2010–2020Not KnownMinistry of TransportEconomic Development & Infrastructure Sector2015 Profile
National Airspace Policy of New ZealandApril 2012Ministry of TransportEconomic Development & Infrastructure Sector2015 Profile
Intelligent Transport Systems Technology Action Plan 2014–18: Transport in the Digital AgeMay 2014Ministry of TransportEconomic Development & Infrastructure Sector2015 Profile
Customs 2020
September 2015New Zealand Customs Service
External Sector
2016 Profile (WIP)
Youth Crime Action Plan 2013–2023 Report2013Oranga TamarikiSocial Development and Housing Sector2015 Profile
Children’s Action Plan: Identifying, Supporting and Protecting Vulnerable Children: The White Paper for Vulnerable ChildrenOctober 2012Oranga TamarikiSocial Development and Housing Sector2015 Profile
Leadership Strategy for the State Services November 2013State Services CommissionFinance and Government Administration Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
Open Government Partnership New Zealand Action Plan 2016-18 October 2016State Services CommissionFinance and Government Administration Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
2018 Census data quality management strategy July 2017Statistics New ZealandMaori, Other Populations & Cultural Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
2018 Census Strategy September 2016Statistics New ZealandMaori, Other Populations & Cultural Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
Empowering agencies to use data more effectively March 2018Statistics New ZealandMaori, Other Populations & Cultural Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
New Zealand Open Data Action Plan March 2018Statistics New ZealandMaori, Other Populations & Cultural Sector2018 Profile (WIP)
Transforming the New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings: Issues, Options, and Strategy April 2012Statistics New ZealandMaori, Other Populations & Cultural Sector2015 Profile
Maori Housing Network Investment strategy 2015-2018Not KnownTe Puni Kōkiri - Ministry of Maori DevelopmentMāori, Other Populations & Cultural Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
Te Rautaki Reo Māori Māori Language Strategy 2014 July 2014Te Puni Kōkiri - Ministry of Maori DevelopmentMāori, Other Populations & Cultural Sector
2015 Profile
He Tirohanga Mokopuna: 2016 Statement on the Long-Term Fiscal Position
November 2016The TreasuryFinance and Government Administration Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)
He Puna Hao Pātiki: 2018 Investment Statement March 2018The TreasuryFinance and Government Administration Sector
2018 Profile (WIP)

Table 2: Table of Additions and Deletions between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018 [Final draft]

Government DepartmentsDeleted GDS as at 30 June 2018Additional GDS as at 30 June 2018
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery AuthorityRecovery Strategy for Greater Christchurch, Mahere Haumanutanga o Waitaha
Community in Mind, Hei Puāwai Waitaha – a flourishing Waitaha: Strategy for rebuilding health and wellbeing in greater Christchurch
Department of ConservationScience Counts! The Department of Conservation's Strategic Science and Research Priorities 2011-2016Information Systems Strategic Plan 2015-2019
Mātauranga Whakauka Taiao - Environmental Education for Sustainability
National Compliance Strategy 2017
Investing in Conservation Education for a Sustainable and Prosperous Future: National Education Strategy 2010–2030
Department of CorrectionsYouth Strategy - Reducing Re-offending by Young PeopleChange Lives Shape Futures - Investing in Better Mental Health for offenders
RR25%: Reducing Re-offending Strategy 2014-2017: Year OneWahine - E rere ana ki te Pae Hou: Women's Strategy 2017-2021
Change Lives Shape Futures - Reducing re-offending among Maori
Department of Internal AffairsGovernment ICT Strategy 2015Archive 2057 Strategy
A Dynamic, Integrated Programme of Work to Deliver the Government ICT StrategyTurning knowledge into value - Strategic directions to 2030
Result 10 Blueprint: A Strategy for Digital Public Services
Department of the Prime Minister and CabinetTackling Methamphetamine: an Action Plan
Measures to improve Youth Mental Health
Education Review OfficeERO Pacific Strategy 2013-2017
Government Communications Security BureauDiversity and Inclusion Strategy 2017-2020
Inland RevenueInland Revenue's Corporate StrategyInland Revenue's Corporate Strategy
Regulatory Stewardship Strategy
Land Information New ZealandStrategic Plan 2015Outcomes framework 2017
A New Zealand Geospatial Strategy The power of 'where' drives New Zealand's success
The Crown Property Strategy
Ministry for Primary IndustriesFisheries 2030: New Zealanders Maximising Benefits From the Use of Fisheries Within Environmental Limits
Biosecurity 2025 Direction Statement for New Zealand's biosecurity system
Our Strategy 2030: Growing and Protecting New Zealand
Primary Sector Science Roadmap
Campylobacter Risk Management Strategy
Growing and Protecting New Zealand
Campylobacter Risk Management Strategy 2017-2020
Ministry for the EnvironmentWater Research StrategyOur Science Strategy Rautaki Pūtaiao
Rena: Long-term Environmental Recovery PlanOur Regulatory Stewardship Strategy 2017
Freshwater Reform: 2013 and Beyond
A Framework for Environmental Reporting in New Zealand
Ministry for WomenEliminating the Public Service Gender Pay Gap: 2018-2020 Action Plan
Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentBetter Public Services Result 9: Improving Business' Interactions with Government
Health and safety at work strategy 2018-2028
Business Growth Agenda: Towards 2025
New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy 2017 - 2022
MBIE's Regulatory Stewardship Strategy
Ministry of Defence
Strategic Defence Policy Statement
Ministry of EducationThe New Zealand School Property Strategy 2011-2021International Student Wellbeing Strategy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and TradeNZ Aid Programme Strategic Plan 2015-2019Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
NZ Aid Programme Investment Priorities 2015-2019Our People Strategy
Latin America: A revised Approach
Advancing with Australia: New Zealand Inc Australia strategy
Opening doors to the Gulf Region: The New Zealand Inc Strategy
New Zealand's ASEAN Partnership: One pathway to Ten Nations
Ministry of HealthFaiva Ora Pasifika Disability StrategyFaiva Ora 2016-2021: Pasifika Disability Strategy
Where I Live; How I Live: Disability Support Services Community Residential Support Services Strategy 2018-2020
Whaia Te Ao Marama 2018 to 2022: The Maori Disability Action Plan
Mental Health and Addiction Workforce Action Plan 2017-2021
Ministry of JusticeStrengthening New Zealand's Resistance to Organised CrimeOur Maori Strategy - Te Haerenga
Delivering Better Public Services: Reducing Crime and Re-offending Result Action Plan
Ministry of Social Development
Pathways to Inclusion: Ngā ara whakauru ki te iwi whānui: Improving Vocational Services for People with Disabilities2017/18 Social Housing Investment Strategy

Delivering Better Public Services: Reducing Long-term Welfare Dependence: Result Action PlanNew Zealand Disability Strategy 2016-2026
Delivering Better Public Services: Supporting Vulnerable Children: Result Action PlanYouth Investment Strategy
Ministry of Transport
Government policy statement on Land Transport 2015/16 - 2024/25A framework for shaping our transport system: Transport outcomes and mode neutrality
Connecting New Zealand - A summary of the Government's Policy direction for TransportGovernment Policy Statement on land transport 2018/19 - 2027/28
Safer Journeys Action Plan 2013-2015Transport Domain Plan
New Zealand International Air Transport Policy
Transport Research Strategy 2016-2020
State Services CommissionDirection and Priorities for System StewardshipOpen Government Partnership New Zealand National Action Plan 2016-18
Leadership Strategy for the State ServicesLeadership Strategy for the State Services
Statistics New Zealand2018 Census Strategy
Empowering agencies to use data more effectively
New Zealand Open Data Action Plan
2018 Census data quality management strategy
Te Puni Kokiri - Ministry of Māori DevelopmentMāori Housing Network Investment strategy 2015-18
The TreasuryInvestment Statement: Managing the Crown’s Balance SheetHe Puna Hao Pātiki: 2018 Investment Statement
He Tirohanga Mokopuna: 2016 Statement on New Zealand's Long-term Fiscal Position

Table 3: Table of all Government departments’ latest stewardship documents

Government DepartmentLatest Annual ReportLatest Four-year PlanLatest Statement of Intent/Strategic Intentions
Crown Law Office
2018 Annual Report2016-2020 Four-year Plan2018-2022 Statement of Intent
Department of Conservation
2018 Annual Report2017-2021 Four-year Plan2016-2020 Statement of Intent
Department of Corrections
2018 Annual ReportNot Found2018-2022 Statement of Intent
Department of Internal Affairs
2018 Annual ReportNot Found2017-2020 Statement of Intent
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
2018 Annual Report2017-2021 Four-year Plan2017-2021 Strategic Intentions
Education Review Office
2018 Annual ReportNot Found2016-2020 Strategic Intentions
Government Communications Security Bureau
2017 Annual ReportNot FoundNot Found
Inland Revenue Department
2018 Annual Report2017-2021 Four-year Plan2018-2022 Statement of Intent
Land Information New Zealand
2018 Annual Report2017-2021 Four-year Plan2015-2019 Statement of Intent
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
2018 Annual Report2017-2021 Four-year Plan2015-2019 Statement of Intent
Ministry for Pacific Peoples
2018 Annual ReportNot Found2017-2020 Strategic Intentions
Ministry for Primary Industries
2018 Annual ReportNot Found2018-2023 Strategic Intentions
Ministry for the Environment
2018 Annual Report2017-2021 Four-year Plan2017-2021 Statement of Intent
Ministry for Women
2018 Annual Report2017-2021 Four-year Plan2018-2022 Statement of Intent
Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment
2018 Annual Report2017-2021 Four-year Plan2018-2022 Statement of Intent
Ministry of Defence
2018 Annual Report2015-2019 Four-year Plan2018-2022 Statement of Intent
Ministry of Education
2018 Annual Report2016-2020 Four-year Plan2014-2018 Statement of Intent
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
2018 Annual ReportNot Found2018-2022 Strategic Intentions
Ministry of Health
2018 Annual ReportNot Found2017-2021 Strategic Intentions
Ministry of Justice
2018 Annual ReportNot Found2017-2022 Statement of Intent
Ministry of Social Development
2018 Annual Report2017-2021 Four-year Plan2018-2022 Statement of Intent
Ministry of Transport
2018 Annual Report2017-2021 Four-year Plan2018-2022 Statement of Intent
New Zealand Customs Service
2018 Annual Report2017-2021 Four-year Plan2017-2021 Statement of Intent
New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
2017 Annual ReportNot FoundNot Found
Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
2018 Annual ReportNot Found2017-2022 Strategic Intentions
Serious Fraud Office
2017 Annual Report2016-2020 Four-year Plan2016-2020 Statement of Intent
State Services Commission
2018 Annual Report2018-2022 Four-year Plan2017-2022 Strategic Intentions
Stats NZ
2018 Annual Report2017-2021 Four-year Plan2016-2020 Strategic Intentions
Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa—Pike River Recovery Agency
2018 Annual ReportNot Found2018-2019 Strategic Intentions
Te Puni Kokiri - Ministry of Māori Development
2018 Annual Report2016-2020 Four-year Plan2018-2022 Strategic Intentions
The Treasury
2018 Annual Report2017-2021 Four-year Plan2017-2021 Statement of Intent