The Government has set 10 challenging results for the public sector to achieve over the next three to five years.
Ministers and a public sector chief executive have been appointed to lead each result and will be accountable for demonstrating real progress against his or her result. These results fall into five themes:
Reducing long-term welfare dependency
1. Reduce the number of people who have been on a working age benefit for more than 12 months.
Supporting vulnerable children
2. Increase participation in early childhood education.
3. Increase infant immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of rheumatic fever.
4. Reduce the number of assaults on children.
Boosting skills and employment
5. Increase the proportion of 18 year olds with NCEA level 2 or equivalent qualification.
6. Increase the proportion of 25-34 year olds with advanced trade qualifications, diplomas and degrees (at level 4 or above).
7. Reduce the rates of total crime, violent crime and youth crime.
8. Reduce reoffending.
Improving interaction with government
9. New Zealand businesses have a one-stop online shop for all government advice and support they need to run and grow their business.
10. New Zealanders can complete their transactions with the Government easily in a digital environment.