31.08.2016

NZ initiative to lift policy performance in the public service


An initiative expected to lift the quality and consistency of public policy-making in New Zealand will benefit the lives of all New Zealanders, according to one of its chief supporters, the Prime Minister.

Speaking at a special launch in Wellington last week, Prime Minister John Key said NZ’s public service was well respected globally. But there was always room for improvement and the project to improve policy quality across government, known as the Policy Project, was designed to deliver on that.

“New Zealand is fortunate in the calibre of people who are attracted into the public service. They have helped successive administrations steer our country through difficult problems, seize opportunities and position us as a confident, outward looking, open and optimistic country.”

Key said any good organisation had an eye to the future — maintaining and building capability to continuously improve its offering to its clients and customers.

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