Typical planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting cycle
Last updated: 14 July 2014
The diagram below sets the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting cycle. The planning cycle starts with a strategy development phase, usually from October on, during which the Minister and board engage on priorities. The SOI can be amended or replaced at any time if required. However, the SPE timetable is clearly prescribed in legislation, and follows a regular annual pattern.
In general, entities report formally on a quarterly or six-monthly basis. However, Ministers can ask for information at any time and entities will update Ministers on critical issues as they occur.
Meaningful ongoing engagement between the Minister and Board is essential
Generally, the Minister's priorities should be communicated towards the end of the calendar year