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Appendix: Our multi-year themed work programme

Annual Plan 2017/18.
 2015/162016/172017/18
ThemeInvestment and asset management Information Water
Annual-theme-based work topics Public asset management – strategy, practice, and information

Tertiary education: Optimising investment in assets

Are central government entities' medium term financial plans reasonable and supportable?

Schools: How the management of school property affects the ability of schools to operate effectively

Energy lines companies: Managing critical infrastructure

Return on investment in modernising the courts

The effectiveness and efficiency of arrangements to repair pipes and roads in Christchurch: Follow up audit

Major asset investment: Planning and delivering benefits – the contribution of the Gateway process

Assurance review of financial assets in the public sector

Effectiveness and efficiency of broadband roll-out – Crown Fibre Holdings Limited
Sharing information in the border sector

Digital services and access to information and services

Health patient information systems

Immigration New Zealand's visa application services

Using data to improve public services: The state of leadership, on-the-job learning, investment assessment, and capability development

Social housing – How well Housing New Zealand uses information to manage investment, assets and tenancies

Infrastructure as a Service: Are the benefits being realised? 

Investment to improve the information about local government assets

How secure is data in the public sector?

Overseas Investment Office – How effectively does it collect and manage information relevant to decision-makers?
Scene-setting report

Security of drinking water supply sources

Optimising the demand for and the supply of drinking water

Progress on freshwater quality management since 2011 

Spending on clean-up of significant water bodies

Managing water: Monitoring its use for irrigation

Management of stormwater networks to reduce the effect of flooding

How effective are the processes used to consider marine reserve proposals?

Marine spatial planning for the Hauraki Gulf
Multi-year topics Auckland Council – Complaints management

Review of Defence Major Projects Report 2015

Education for Māori – Information, educational progress, and resources
Auckland Council – Digital re-engineering of customer interfaces

Review of Defence Major Projects Report 2016

Education for Māori: Summary report

Canterbury rebuild – The effectiveness of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority
Auckland Council – topic to be determined

Review of Defence Major Projects Report 2017 

Response of the New Zealand Police to the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct: Final monitoring report

Inland Revenue Department: Progress of the Business Transformation programme
Other topics Improving financial reporting in the financial sector

Queenstown Lakes District Council: Managing a conflict of interest in a proposed special housing area

Delivering mental health services
Governance to support the national security system in achieving national security objectives

Review of the Treasury's 2016 statement on New Zealand's long-term fiscal position
 
Other work and analysis Central government: Results of the 2014/15 audits

Health sector: Results of the 2014/15 audits

Local government: Results of the 2014/15 audits

Consulting the community about local authorities' 10-year plans 

Matters arising from the 2015/25 local authority long-term plans

Energy sector: Results of the 2014/15 audits

Continuing to improve how you report on your Tertiary Education Institutions' service performance

Reporting on the progress of public entities in implementing the Auditor-General's recommendations from previous reports (various follow-up reports/articles)
Central government: Results of the 2015/16 audits

Central government: Results of the 2015/16 audits – Letter to Chief Executives

Local government: Results of the 2015/16 audits

Summary of results of the 2015 school audits

Tertiary education institutions sector: Results of the 2015 audits

Reporting on the progress of public entities in implementing the Auditor-General's recommendations from previous reports (various follow-up reports/articles)
Central government: Results of the 2016/17 audits

Central government: Results of the 2016/17 audits – Letter to Chief Executives

Health sector: Results of the 2016/17 audits

Local government: Results of the 2016/17 audits

Ports sector: Results of the 2016/17 audits

Summary of results of the 2016 school audits

Reporting on the progress of public entities in implementing the Auditor-General's recommendations from previous reports (various follow-up reports/articles)
Thought leadership Reflections report on Governance and accountability theme Reflections report on Investment and asset management theme Reflections report on Information theme

Public management and accountability

 

 2018/192019/20
ThemeProcurement and contract managementSustainable development
Annual-theme-based work topics Procurement and contract management: Overview, and guidance refresh

The procurement panel system – How well is it working?

Effectiveness of the all-of-government procurement process

"Good examples" review of contract management

The use of alternative procurement approaches

Capability to govern and manage the end-to-end procurement process

Effectiveness of the  Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's leadership on procurement in the public sector

Procurement of social sector contracting – Is it well-managed? (deferred from 2016/17)

Management of Auckland Transport Infrastructure project – Project to be determined

Management of major defence acquisition project – Project to be determined 
Are regional economic development strategies effective? 

How have public entities responded to the implications of climate change?

Natural disaster risk management

How effectively is New Zealand doing against the 17 United Nations sustainable development goals?

What interventions have had the most significant effect on shaping our communities and enabling them to successfully adapt and thrive?

Have public entities factored demographic trends and changes into their planning, and are they prepared for meeting service expectations now and in the future?

Infrastructure strategies and plans ‒ Are they working to ensure that public entities can continue to deliver services in future years?

How well are agencies and local authorities placed to deliver on obligations they have as part of government Treaty settlements?

How effective are agencies' workforce strategies? 

Does the leadership and co-ordination provided by the Government Chief Talent Officer and various career boards ensure that public entities have a strong pool of talent to draw on now and in the future?
Multi-year topics Auckland Council – Have the changes made to governance and management arrangements for the delivery of public services in Auckland been successful? Auckland Council – Topic to be determined

Review of Defence Major Projects Report 2019
Other topics Preparedness for reporting progress against the 17 United Nations sustainable development goals

Market instruments in the environment sector – Update guidance 

Accountability requirements for government-funded services provided by the private sector

Tackling family violence, including whether the steps taken to improve outcomes for vulnerable children have been effective

The Tertiary Education Commission's monitoring of tertiary education organisations

Insuring public assets – Follow-up 
 
Other work and analysis Central government: Results of the 2017/18 audits

Central government: Results of the 2017/18 audits – Letter to Chief Executives

Local government: Results of the 2017/18 audits

Consulting the community about local authorities' 10-year plans 

Matters arising from the 2018-2028 local authority long-term plans

Summary of results of the 2017 school audits

Tertiary education institutions sector: Results of the 2017 audits

Reporting on the progress of public entities in implementing the Auditor-General's recommendations from previous reports (various follow-up reports/articles)
Central government: Results of the 2018/19 audits

Central government: Results of the 2018/19 audits – Letter to Chief Executives

Health sector: Results of the 2018/19 audits

Local government: Results of the 2018/19 audits

Summary of results of the 2018 school audits

Reporting on the progress of public entities in implementing the Auditor-General's recommendations from previous reports (various follow-up reports/articles)
Thought leadership Reflections report on Water theme

Public management and accountability
Reflections report on Procurement and contract management theme

Public management and accountability
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