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The Government has set 10 challenging results for the public sector to achieve over the next five years.

TEN RESULTS WITHIN FIVE AREAS

Reducing long-term welfare dependence

1. Reduce the number of people who have been on a working age benefit for more than 12 months

Lead Minister: Hon Anne Tolley
Lead CE: Ministry of Social Development, Chief Executive Brendan Boyle

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Supporting vulnerable children

2. Increase participation in early childhood education.

Lead Minister: Hon Anne Tolley and Hon Hekia Parata
Lead CE: Ministry of Social Development, Chief Executive Brendan Boyle - supported by Ministry of Education Acting Chief Executive Katrina Casey

3. Increase infant immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of rheumatic fever.

Lead Minister: Hon Anne Tolley and Hon Jonathan Coleman
Lead CE: Ministry of Social Development, Chief Executive Brendan Boyle - supported by Ministry of Health Acting Director General Chai Chuah

4. Reduce the number of assaults on children.

Lead Minister: Hon Anne Tolley
Lead CE: Ministry of Social Development, Chief Executive Brendan Boyle

Read more about these results here

Boosting skills and employment

5. Increase the proportion of 18-year-olds with NCEA level 2 or equivalent qualification.

Lead Minister: Hon Hekia Parata
Lead CE: Ministry of Education Chief Executive Iona Holstead

6. Increase the proportion of 25 to 34-year-olds with advanced trade qualifications, diplomas and degrees (at level 4 or above).

Lead Minister: Hon Paul Goldsmith
Lead CE: Ministry of Education Chief Executive Iona Holstead

Read more about these results here

Reducing crime

7. Reduce the rates of total crime, violent crime and youth crime.

Lead Minister: Hon Amy Adams
Lead CE: Ministry of Justice, Chief Executive Andrew Bridgman

8. Reduce reoffending.

Lead Minister: Hon Amy Adams
Lead CE: Ministry of Justice, Chief Executive Andrew Bridgman

Read more about these results here

Improving interaction with government

9. New Zealand businesses have a one-stop online shop for all government advice and support they need to run and grow their business.

Lead Minister: Hon Simon Bridges
Lead CE: Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment, Chief Executive David Smol

10. New Zealanders can complete their transactions with the Government easily in a digital environment.

Lead Minister: Hon Peter Dunne
Lead CE: Department of Internal Affairs, Chief Executive Colin MacDonald

Read more about these results here

Challenging targets

These results and the targets that agencies have set for them, present a challenge - it won't be easy. Our public sector will need to find and create opportunities for new ways of working together to achieve the results and deliver better public services. It's what New Zealanders have told the Government they want, and deserve it. In time, this work will demonstrate innovation and improvement across a public sector that is connected and collaborative.

Ministers and a public sector chief executive have been made responsible for the achievement of specific results, and for publicly reporting on progress.

 

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