The overall aim of StrategyNZ is to contribute to a discussion on how to improve strategic decision-making, strategy stewardship and implementation in both the private and the public sector. To learn about the history and methodology of this project, see here.

The StrategyNZ Work Programme for 2017

The 2017 work programme for the StrategyNZ project is still in revision but includes the following:

  1. The publication of the 2016 GDS Index Update. For more information on the Index, please visit the official website here.
  2. The publication of Report 15: Strategy Stewardship: Strengthening the role of government department strategies in the public service. Learn more about the upcoming report here.

The 2016 GDS Index update will include the following publications:

  • 2017/04 – List of all Government Department Strategies Between 1 July 1994 and 30 June 2016
  • 2017/05 – Tables Collating and Ranking all Government Department Strategies in Operation as at 30 June 2016
  • 2017/06 – Profiles Scoring all Government Department Strategies in Operation as at 30 June 2016
  • 2017/07 – Analysis of all 128 Government Department Strategies in Operation as at 30 June 2016: An overview
  • 2016/08 – Analysis of the 30 Newly Operational and the 28 Archived Government Department Strategies for the 2016 Financial Year

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact the McGuinness Institute at strategynz@mcguinnessinstitute.org

About the three policy projects
We developed the three interlinking policy projects as a result of our observation that foresight drives strategy, strategy requires reporting, and reporting shapes foresight; hence ForesightNZ, StrategyNZ and ReportingNZ. Underlying each of the policy projects is a set of tools and frameworks that shape and drive public policy. Each of the policy projects must align if we want New Zealand to develop durable, robust and forward-looking public policy going forward. The reason for separating ‘policy projects’ from ‘research projects’ is to emphasise that these three sets of tools and frameworks are ongoing and are different from significant issues facing New Zealand. For a full explanation, see the About page on the McGuinness Institute website, found here.