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  • Cross-Agency Funding Framework

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    State sector agencies are increasingly working together to deliver results for New Zealanders. To support this focus the Treasury, together with agencies, has developed the Cross-agency Funding Framework to make funding cross-agency initiatives easier....

  • Treasury instructions

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    Treasury Instructions are issued under Section 80 of the Public Finance Act 1989. They generally specify what the Chief Executive of a department of the Government must do.  Treasury Instructions are signed on behalf of the Secretary to the...

  • Review of Policy Expenditure and Advice

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      Final report and other material relating to the Review of Expenditure on Policy Advice commissioned by Ministers in 2010. The Government commissioned the Review of Expenditure on Policy Advice in August 2010 to provide advice on the cost and...

  • Reporting on the Crown's commercial portfolio

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    Publications released by the Commercial Operations group are generally focused on guidance. In addition, accountability documents are published as part of the annual reporting cycle, and SOE disclosures are made regularly. These can be found here on the...

  • New Zealand International Financial Reporting Standards 2007-2014

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    This page provides historical information relating to the adoption of New Zealand Equivalents to International Financial Reporting Standards for the Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand from 1 July 2007 – 30 June 2014. Current reporting...

  • Policy advice measurement

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    The policy measurement exercise provided information to help agencies understand the cost and quality of their policy advice function. The exercise ran for the financial years 2012/13 to 2016/17. It has been discontinued as it no longer provides...

  • Long Term Investment Plans

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    A Long Term Investment Plan (LTIP) describes an agency’s or sector’s investment journey subject to their long term vision and goals. It shows what will be invested in and how investment will occur in order to support the delivery of an agency’s or...

  • Benchmarking Reports - Administrative and Support Services

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    Administrative and support (A&S) services benchmarking reports are released annually by the Treasury. The sixth annual benchmarking report, which provides findings of the cost, efficiency and effectiveness of administrative and support (A&S)...

  • Budget Data 2009

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    Appropriations and Revenue Excel workbooks containing appropriation expenses and Crown revenue and capital receipt data as published in the Estimates of Appropriations 2009/10. The information is separated into appropriation and revenue items for the...

  • Investor Confidence Rating (ICR)

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    The Treasury is committed to robust and transparent stewardship of public funds. Owning the right assets, managing them well, funding them sustainably, and managing risks to the Crown balance sheet are all critical to public services being cost effective...

  • Results of the Investor Confidence Rating (ICR)

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    The ICR is an assessment led by the Treasury that looks at the performance of individual agencies in managing their investments and assets. ICR ratings will show where agencies can develop enhanced levels of investment management capability and...

  • Benchmarking Administrative & Support Services Agency Report for the Treasury

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    BASS is an annual benchmarking of administrative and support (A&S) functions for a number of government agencies (26 in 2013/14). BASS results, when used in conjunction with other performance data and agencies' strategic planning, help to provide...

  • Performance Improvement Framework - Treasury Participation in Reviews

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    Like other agencies, the Treasury participates in the Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) review process. The PIF was developed by the central agencies - the Treasury, State Services Commission and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet -...

  • Research and commentary

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    Introduction to the series of research and policy publications published by the Treasury. Working papers, analytical papers, treasury papers, and discussion papers are routinely published by the Treasury. Discontinued series include policy perspectives...

  • Briefings to incoming ministers

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    Briefing documents (known as "Briefings to Incoming Ministers" BIMs) are provided to new Government ministers on key policies. This could occur after a general election or a change in minister and provide an introduction to each portfolio and...

  • Information releases

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    Periodically, the Treasury publishes pro-active information releases.  The most recent ones can be found below. There is no schedule or advanced warning for the publishing of an information release.

  • Earthquake Commission Act - Submissions Received

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    The Treasury has released the written submissions it received as part of the government's consultation during the Review of the Earthquake Commission Act. Sixty two written submissions were received in 2015 in response to the discussion document:...

  • Review of the Earthquake Commission Act

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    The Government is undertaking a work programme to modernise the Earthquake Commission Act 1993. The work takes into account the findings of the Public Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission. It will consider the recommendations of the Public Inquiry...

  • Treasury staff insights: Rangitaki

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    Treasury Staff Insights: Rangitaki are online articles prepared by individual staff members or by teams in the Treasury. Our aims are to share more of our thinking and to showcase the analysis and research of our talented staff. Purpose of the series...

  • Disclaimer for research and commentary publications

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    A disclaimer applies to papers in three of the Treasury's research and commentary papers series - Working Papers, Analytical Papers and Policy Perspectives Papers - and to Treasury Staff Insights: Rangitaki articles. The Treasury's aim in...

  • Treasury papers

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    Treasury Papers are usually authored by Treasury and express its views on a specific issue or topic. Treasury Papers are occasional papers that have been released publicly in the interests of open government. A Treasury Paper will sometimes be...

  • Working papers

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    Introduction to the Working Papers series published by the Treasury which contains work in progress and research on a variety of economic, financial, trade and social issues. The Working Papers series includes new empirical research relevant to...

  • Analytical papers

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    Analytical Papers contain analysis of data and other research on a variety of social and economic issues that has been carried out by Treasury staff or that has been commissioned by the Treasury or Ministers. The viewpoints expressed in Analytical...

  • Policy perspectives papers

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    Introduction to the Treasury Policy Perspectives Papers series published by the Treasury between 2005 and 2009. The Policy Perspectives Papers series has been discontinued. The current series of research and policy publications published by the...

  • Publications Committee

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    The Treasury's Publications Committee is an internal committee that oversees the publication of papers in the Working Papers series. Role of the Publications Committee The Publications Committee is drawn from Treasury staff. The Publications...

  • Productivity

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    Productivity is the biggest long-run determinant of wages and living standards. Our capacity to raise our standard of living depends on our ability to raise output per worker – the amount of goods and services each worker produces and the value they add...

  • Email alerts for new research and commentary publications

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    The Treasury offers an email alert service for people interested in being alerted when new Working Papers, Analytical Papers and Treasury Papers are published on the Treasury website. The Treasury will alert you only to new Working Papers and Analytical...

  • Regulatory System Reporting

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    As part of the Government’s regulatory management strategy, ‘Building effective regulatory institutions and practices’, the major regulatory departments are expected to publish information on the regulatory systems in which they have a major role as a...

  • Our story

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    We are the Government’s lead economic and financial adviser. We provide advice to the Government on its overarching economic framework, on its fiscal strategy and on achieving value for money from its investments. We implement government decisions and...

  • Our objectives and functions

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    Our key business objectives are: fiscal, monetary and regulatory frameworks result in a stable and sustainable economic environment the Crown’s finances and the financial and non-financial balance sheet are managed efficiently, effectively and...

  • Portfolio of companies and entities

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    The Treasury provides advice to Ministers on the performance of companies and entities in which the Crown has full or partial ownership.  For a complete list of the companies and entities, refer to the Portfolio of companies and entities.

  • How we support the Government

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    We are responsible for providing advice to the Government to support  the Minister of Finance's broad responsibilities for economic, fiscal and financial policy. We also support the delivery of responsibilities under the PFA and...

  • Our key documents

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    The following are links to the Treasury's key documents. Annual reports The Treasury's current annual report and the archive of previous annual reports. Strategic intentions Treasury's current Statement of Intent and archive of previous...

  • Four-year plan

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    The Treasury has released its Four-Year Plan for 2017/18 to 2020/21.

  • History of the LSF

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    The Treasury has been at the forefront of making living standards analysis part of what governments do and our understanding has changed as we learned more. The Treasury has been developing the LSF since 2011. Below are links to earlier work that ...

  • Corporate documents

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    The Treasury in its role as the Government’s lead advisor on economic, financial and regulatory policy, produces a number of corporate documents each year as required. These include: Annual reports Strategic intentions Speeches Media statements...