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Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network

The Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network is a group of Deputy Chief Executives with policy responsibilities committed to system-wide improvement in policy capability, design and delivery. Members represent a wide variety of policy areas.



The Network meets regularly to discuss, share and champion policy improvement initiatives.

They also meet occasionally with ministers and the Prime Minister to discuss the policy advisory relationship and priorities.

Here you can read about some of their discussions

April 2017 - stewardship workshop

August 2015 – update on the Policy Project

July 2015 – on longer term strategic policy questions

July 2015 – meeting with Hon Paula Bennett on the quality of policy advice

April 2015 – brainstorming a 'Heat Map' of urgent, looming and future policy issues

February 2015 – developing capability components and indicators for a high-performing policy shop

December 2014 – talking with the Deputy Prime Minister on best practice for ministers and officials working together

October 2014 – on how agencies are establishing or re-establishing relationships with Ministers

September 2014 – comments and feedback about the Treasury's Policy Measurement Project

June 2014 – feedback on 'The Policy Project Narrative and direction of travel' paper

May 2014 – on existing policy quality standards, and roles and functions for effective policy services

April 2014 – on the New Zealand policy system and how the Network could collectively improve the performance of the policy function across the public service

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 19 April 2017

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