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The Work We Do

The Treasury has five different roles:

  1. Economic
    We are the lead advisor for Ministers on economic performance, concentrating on policy areas that have a significant impact on economic performance. This includes advice on measures to improve the quality of regulation, removing barriers to growth and enhancing productivity.
  2. Financial management and advice
    We manage the financial affairs of the Crown and provide advice on fiscal strategy, policy and performance. As the Government's chief accountant we also work to support awareness, professionalism and skills development in financial management across the State sector.
  3. State sector leadership
    With the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) and the State Services Commission (SSC), we collectively lead the State sector with the aim of delivering outstanding results for New Zealanders. We assist the Government to develop its overall strategy for the State services, provide advice on how to improve the system and manage significant issues.
  4. Performance management and advice
    We advise on the performance of departments and other entities the Crown owns. This includes working with them to improve performance as required. Our focus is delivering better services for less.
  5. Commercial policy advice and operations
    We provide commercial policy advice (for example, advice on financial markets and government-owned assets) and provide financial operational services through the Treasury's Debt Management Office (NZDMO) and New Zealand Export Credit Office (NZECO).
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