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Part 4 - Details of Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Policy Advice and Related Outputs (M46)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses
Ministerial Servicing
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision- making responsibilities).
Policy - Crown Maori Relationships
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to Crown Maori Relationships.
Policy - Maori Development
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to Maori Development.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

2015/16
Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

23,6673,46027,127

Departmental Output Expenses

Ministerial Servicing1,8844502,334
Policy - Crown Maori Relationships6,6811,3788,059
Policy - Maori Development15,1021,63216,734

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

Revenue from the Crown

23,6673,46027,127
Ministerial Servicing1,8844502,334
Policy - Crown Maori Relationships6,6811,3788,059
Policy - Maori Development15,1021,63216,734

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed

2015/16
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Policy Advice and Related Outputs

Departmental Output Expenses

Ministerial Servicing

This category is intended to achieve the provision of timely and high quality advice to Ministers, enabling them to discharge their portfolio responsibilities.

The technical quality of our policy advice will be assessed by a survey with a methodological robustness of 90% (as administered by NZIER) in accordance with common policy indicator framework. The satisfaction of the Minister for Maori Development with the policy advice provided will be assessed through the Ministerial Satisfaction Survey.

  • Technical quality assessment score.
70%-70%
  • Ministerial satisfaction score.
70%-70%
  • Total cost per output per hour.
$135$20$155

Timeliness:

  • Parliamentary Questions timeframes met.
100%-100%
  • OIAs timeframes met.
100%-100%
  • Other timeframes met.
95%-95%
Policy - Crown Maori Relationships

This category is intended to achieve stronger connectivity and understanding between Maori and the Crown.

The technical quality of our policy advice will be assessed by a survey with a methodological robustness of 90% (as administered by NZIER) in accordance with common policy indicator framework. The satisfaction of the Minister for Maori Development with the policy advice provided will be assessed through the Ministerial Satisfaction Survey.

  • Technical quality assessment score.
70%-70%
  • Ministerial satisfaction score.
70%-70%
  • Total cost per output per hour.
$135$20$155
Policy - Maori Development

This category is intended to achieve progress towards Maori: protecting, sustaining and growing their reo, taonga, matauranga and tikanga, sustainably growing and developing their resources, and acquiring skills and knowledge.

The technical quality of our policy advice will be assessed by a survey with a methodological robustness of 90% (as administered by NZIER) in accordance with common policy indicator framework. The satisfaction of the Minister for Maori Development with the policy advice provided will be assessed through the Ministerial Satisfaction Survey.

  • Technical quality assessment score.
70%-70%
  • Ministerial satisfaction score.
70%-70%
  • Total cost per output per hour.
$135$20$155

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $3.460 million to $27.127 million in 2015/16 due to:

  • fiscally neutral adjustment of $2.280 million from other departmental outputs to align resources with the planned work programme, and
  • in December 2015 Cabinet agreed $1.980 million in new funding for costs of the Maori Land Service programme implementation up to July 2016.

The increases were partially offset by an expense transfer of $800,000 to 2016/17 for the Constitutional Advisory Panel.

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