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A list of reports, articles, or published letters about funding arrangements or grant programmes.
Department of Internal Affairs and grants administration
March 2014: We reviewed the Department’s progress in implementing the three recommendations in our progress report, "Public entities’ progress in implementing the Auditor-General’s recommendations 2012". By early 2012, the Department had addressed two of the recommendations. However, it had experienced delays in replacing the old system for managing grant applications...
Department of Internal Affairs: Administration of two grant schemes
November 2010: We carried out a performance audit to determine whether the Department's administration of grants is consistent with the principles and expectations that we outlined in our good practice guide, "Public sector purchases, grants, and gifts: Managing funding arrangements with external parties"...
Ministry of Education: Managing support for students with high special educational needs
October 2009: We carried out a performance audit to assess how well the Ministry of Education manages four initiatives set up to support school-age students that it assesses as having the highest level of intellectual, sensory, or physical disabilities, speech language diffi culties, or behavioural needs...
Managing funding to non-government organisations – from principles to practice
June 2008: We looked at how an entity put the principles and risk-based approach we expect into practice in its funding arrangements with NGOs...
Procurement guidance for public entities
June 2008: This guide outlines our view of the good practice that public entities should use to procure goods or services...
Public sector purchases, grants, and gifts: Managing funding arrangements with external parties
June 2008: The aim of this guide is to help public entities make informed decisions and manage risks when funding an external party...
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise: Administration of grant programmes - follow-up audit
March 2008: We assessed the extent to which New Zealand Trade and Enterprise had addressed the areas of concern identified when we last examined its administration of grant programmes...
Inquiry into Dunedin City Council and Otago Regional Council's funding of the proposed stadium
September 2007: Letter advising of the outcome of our inquiry into the funding arrangements of the Dunedin City Council and Otago Regional Council for a new multi-purpose stadium proposed by the trustees of the Carisbrook Stadium Charitable Trust...
Te Puni Kōkiri: Administration of grant programmes
May 2007: This audit examined the effectiveness and efficiency of the systems and processes Te Puni Kōkiri uses to administer its grant programmes. Several areas could be improved...
Allocation of the 2002-05 Health Funding Package
October 2006: We undertook this audit to provide Parliament with a better understanding of where the Health Funding Package had been allocated between 2002 and 2005. The Ministry of Health had good documentation to support decisions on allocating the package. However, it is not possible to say from this audit how the Health Funding Package was ultimately spent, because district health boards, and many Ministry directorates, did not keep separate records of Health Funding Package funds...
Making good use of resources
October 2006, article published in the Chartered Accountants Journal and reproduced here by kind permission of the Editor of the Journal.
Principles to underpin management by public entities of funding to non-government organisations
June 2006: This good practice guide takes a principles-based approach to guide public entities’ decisions when they enter into funding arrangements with NGOs. The guide has been developed for both the central government and local government sectors – and the Auditor-General expects all public entities to demonstrate that they have considered and acted in keeping with these principles...
Foundation for Research, Science and Technology: Administration of grant programmes
May 2006: This is the second in a series of annual performance audits of grant programmes managed by public entities. This is to provide assurance to Parliament that grant programmes are well administered, with public funding allocated as intended by the Government...
Management of the West Coast Economic Development Funding Package
May 2006: In May 2000, a once-only payment of $120 million was made to help the West Coast region’s economy adjust to the Government’s policies to end the logging of indigenous forest. Of this funding package, $92 million was placed with the West Coast Development Trust, and the remaining $28 million was divided equally between the 4 West Coast local authorities. This report looks at how these 5 entities have managed the use of the funding package...
Inquiry into funding arrangements for Green Party liaison roles
April 2006: This report sets out the outcome of our inquiry into the funding arrangements for the Green Party Ministerial liaison and relationship roles...
Funding for results - what does the Auditor-General expect?
November 2005, paper prepared for the Office of the Community and Voluntary Sector's Good Practice in Action conference.
Part 7: Funding arrangements with non-government organisations
Central government: Results of the 2003-04 audits.
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise: Administration of the Visiting Investor Programme
December 2004: We looked at the establishment of the Visiting Investor Programme, the policies and procedures governing it, how it has operated, and its evaluation. We also examined the expenditure incurred, and considered whether or not it was appropriate...
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise: Administration of grant programmes
December 2004: We looked at whether the grant programmes were being administered effectively and efficiently, and in keeping with the policy parameters set by Cabinet. NZTE has not yet established a framework to ensure that, for each grant programme, consideration has been given to important aspects of grant administration...
Inquiry into the Ministry of Education's monitoring of scholarships administered by the Māori Education Trust
October 2004: The Tertiary Education Commission raised concerns about the financial management of the scholarships by the Māori Education Trust, and the quality of the monitoring by the Ministry of Education...
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