Outcome 4

The outputs for this outcome were Special Topic Reports.

Outcome: Decision-makers have a basis for bold reform and policy change, informed by independent, evidence-based recommendations.

Indicator 1
Special Topic Reports in the Minister’s Letter of Expectations.
Indicator 2
Additional Special Topic Reports as determined by Te Waihanga.

Te Waihanga has taken the following actions:

Te Waihanga has put in place a work programme and team to develop and implement Special Topic Reports. These are the key deliverables for giving decision-makers a basis for bold reform and policy change. 

The Special Topic Reports we commissioned in 2019/20 included:

Measuring performance

Measure Activity  Target 2019/20 Outcome 2019/20

Our ‘deep dive’ recommendations are taken into account by central and local government policy- makers.

Informal stakeholder feedback that they found ‘deep dives’ of value.

New measure to establish baseline.

Two Special Topic Reports on relevant infrastructure matters underway.

Central and local government decision-makers recognise Te Waihanga as a provider of high-quality, evidence-based advice.

Informal stakeholder feedback that they found Te Waihanga’s advice to be high- quality and evidence-based.

New measure to establish baseline.

Two Special Topic Reports on relevant infrastructure matters underway.

Central and local government decision-makers view Te Waihanga as identifying the right priority areas for ‘deep dives’ that will inform our strategy.

Informal stakeholder feedback that they found Te Waihanga had identified the right priority areas for ‘deep dives’ that will inform our strategy.

New measure to establish baseline.

Two Special Topic Reports on relevant infrastructure matters underway.

 

Costs to deliver the output to achieve Outcome 2

Updated forecast 2019/20 ($000)

 Actual 2019/20 ($000)

Revenue from the Crown 567 567
Interest 1 -
Total output revenue 568 567
Total output expenditure 381 129
Net surplus/(deficit) 187 438

Te Waihanga forecast a net surplus for 2019/20 anticipating it would not be spending all Revenue from the Crown in its first 10 months of establishment. The actual net surplus for Outcome 4 was higher than forecast mainly due to the impact of COVID-19 delaying work programmes.  The delayed work programmes will continue to be progressed in 2020/21.