‘Alignment and Authority’ make up the sixth element of the scorecard. It assesses how each GDS aligns with a department’s stewardship documents (i.e. the department’s latest Annual Report, Four-year Plan and/or Statement of Intent/Strategic Intentions). This requires examining the department’s latest stewardship documents to verify if the GDS is mentioned explicitly (the GDS is named explicitly in the document), implicitly (the GDS is referenced or implicitly mentioned in the document, but not mentioned in name) or not at all.

Below is a table of all stewardship documents used in the 2018 GDS Index update.

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 Housing and Urban DevelopmentNot Found Not Found2019-2023 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