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Appendix: Our multi-year themed work programme

Annual Plan 2016/17.
2014/152015/162016/17
ThemeGovernance and accountabilityInvestment and asset managementInformation
Annual-theme-based work programme topics Reflections report on Service delivery theme Reflections report on Governance and accountability theme Reflections report on Investment and asset management theme
Public sector accountability through raising concerns*

Audit committee resources

Being accountable to the public: Timeliness of reporting by public entities

Effectiveness of arrangements for co-ordinating civilian maritime patrols – progress article

Governance and accountability of council-controlled organisations*

Principles for effectively co-governing natural resources*

Effectiveness of governance arrangements in the arts, culture, and heritage sector

Improving financial reporting in the public sector*

Inland Revenue Department: Governance of the Business Transformation programme
Public asset management - strategy, practice and information*

Consulting the community about local authorities' 10-year plans

Matters arising from the 2015/25 local authority long-term plans

Tertiary Education: Optimising investment in assets*

Are Central government entities' medium term financial plans reasonable and supportable?*

Schools: How the management of school property affects the ability of schools to effectively operate*

Energy lines companies: Managing critical infrastructure*

Return on investment in modernising the courts*

The effectiveness and efficiency of arrangements to repair pipes and roads in Christchurch: follow up audit

Major asset investment: Planning and delivering benefits – the contribution of the Gateway process*

A review of public sector financial assets and how they are managed and governed

Effectiveness and efficiency of broadband roll-out – Crown Fibre Holdings Limited
Sharing information in the border sector

Digital services and access to information and services

Health patient information systems

Immigration New Zealand's online systems

Using data to improve public services: the state of leadership, on-the-job learning, investment assessment, and capability development

Information for social housing

Infrastructure as a Service: Are the benefits being realised?

Investment to improve the information about local government assets

How secure is data in the public sector?

Overseas Investment Office - How effectively does it collect and manage information relevant to decision-makers?
Auckland transport – Reviewing aspects of the Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative* Auckland Council ‒ Review of service performance: Complaints management* Auckland Council – Review of service performance: Digital re-engineering of customer interfaces
Canterbury rebuild - Governance and accountability for three Christchurch rebuild projects*

Canterbury rebuild – Earthquake Commission: Managing the Canterbury Home Repair Programme - follow up audit*
Canterbury rebuild – The effectiveness of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority
Education for Māori: Relationships between Schools and whānau Education for Māori: Information, educational progress and resources Education for Māori: Reflections report
Procurement ‒ Procurement guidance

Social sector contracting ‒ is it well managed?
Investment and asset management Water and roads: Funding and management challenges

New Zealand Transport Agency: Maintaining and renewing the state highway network – follow-up report

District health boards' asset and service-level management*

Review of Defence Major Projects Report 2014
Review of Defence Major Projects Report 2015 Review of Defence Major Projects Report 2016
Governance and accountability Improving financial reporting in the financial sector

Queenstown Lakes District Council: Managing a conflict of interest in a proposed special housing area
Governance to support the national security system in achieving national security objectives
Service delivery Collecting and using information about suicide*

Inland Revenue Department: Making it easy for taxpayers to comply – progress article
Delivering mental health services*

Delivering scheduled services to patients - progress in responding to the Auditor General's recommendations
Our future needs Government planning and support for housing on Māori land – progress article Ministry for Primary Industries: Preparing for and responding to biosecurity incursions - follow-up report Review of the Treasury's statement on New Zealand's long-term fiscal position
Other analysis and reporting Response of the New Zealand Police to the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct: Fourth monitoring report Next steps in performance reporting
Continuing to improve how you report on your TEI's service performance (letter to TEIs)

State-owned enterprises: Results of the 2012/13 audits

Challenges facing licensing trusts
Continuing to improve how you report on your TEI's service performance (letter to TEIs)

Energy sector: Results of the 2014/15 audits

Health sector: Results of the 2014/15 audits
Summary of results of the 2015 audits of tertiary education institutions

Summary of results of the 2015 school audits
Central government: Results of the 2013/14 audits

Local government: Results of the 2013/14 audits

Public entities' progress in implementing the Auditor-General's recommendations 2014
Central government: Results of the 2014/15 audits

Local government: Results of the 2014/15 audits

Public entities' progress in implementing the Auditor-General's recommendations 2015
Central government: Results of the 2015/16 audits

Local government: Results of the 2015/16 audits

Public entities' progress in implementing the Auditor-General's recommendations 2016
* Published in 2015/16 * Likely to be published in 2016/17

 

2017/182018/19
ThemeWaterSustainable development
Annual-theme-based work programme topics Reflections report on Information theme Reflections report on Water theme
Freshwater quality – review effectiveness of RMA measures in improving freshwater quality

Drinking water – management of water supply assets by local authorities

Decision-making for water allocation/irrigation investment - including economic, cultural, and environmental considerations, and effectiveness of delivery models

Evidence-based planning and decision-making in the environment/natural resources sectors (e.g. Water, Exclusive Economic Zone, climate change)

Use of market-based approach to improve water quality (Lake Taupo)


Effectiveness of new governance models for managing water quality (building on 2014/15 governance models project)

Effectiveness of clean-up projects for contaminated water bodies (e.g. Rotorua lakes)

Managing New Zealand's marine environment

Aquaculture - what are the critical factors underpinning the development and growth of aquaculture in New Zealand?

Inland Revenue Department: Progress of the Business Transformation programme
Are regional economic development strategies effective?

Infrastructure strategies and plans ‒ Are they working to ensure that public entities can continue to deliver services in future years?

Matters arising from the 2018-28 local authority long-term plans

How effective are agencies' workforce strategies? And/or: Is the leadership and co-ordination provided by the Government Chief Talent Officer and various career boards working to ensure that public entities have a strong pool of talent to draw on now and in the future?

How effectively is New Zealand doing against the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals?

Have agencies factored demographic trends and changes into their planning and is there evidence that they are better prepared for meeting service expectations now and in the future?

How have agencies responded to the implications of climate change?

What interventions have had the most significant effect on shaping our communities and enabling them to successfully adapt and thrive?

Natural disaster - risk management
Auckland Council – Review of service performance (Watercare) Auckland Council - Review of service performance: Have the changes made to governance and management arrangements for the delivery of public services in Auckland been successful?
Procurement ‒ The effectiveness of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's leadership on procurement in the public sector

Procurement: Public sector procurement ‒ Lessons learned
Procurement: Capability to govern and manage the end-to-end procurement process
Investment and asset management Accountability requirements for government-funded services provided by the private sector Market instruments in the environment sector ‒ update guidance (with the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment)
Service delivery Have the steps taken to improve outcomes for vulnerable children been effective? Has social contracting resulted in better outcomes for citizens?
Our future needs Preparedness for reporting progress on the 17 UN sustainable development goals
Other analysis and reporting Response of the New Zealand Police to the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct: Final monitoring report

Monitoring of tertiary education organisations
Summary of results of the 2016 audits of tertiary education institutions

Summary of results of the 2016 school audits

Health sector: Results of the 2016/17 audits

Primary production sector: Results of the 2016/17 audits
Summary of results of the 2017 audits of tertiary education institutions

Summary of results of the 2017 school audits
Central government: Results of the 2016/17 audits

Local government: Results of the 2016/17 audits

Public entities' progress in implementing the Auditor-General's recommendations 2017
Central government: Results of the 2017/18 audits

Local government: Results of the 2017/18 audits

Public entities' progress in implementing the Auditor-General's recommendations 2018
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