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The Te Puni Kōkiri approach to quality is to
ensure our written and oral policy advice is of
a consistently high standard which meets the
expectations of the Minister of Māori Affairs,
and the Minister Responsible for Whānau Ora.
Te Puni Kōkiri received formal feedback
from the Minister of Māori Affairs and the
Minister Responsible for Whānau Ora in an
annual Ministerial assessment of the quantity,
quality, and timeliness of policy advice. This
was in addition to regular meetings, between
the Chief Executive and his officials and
both Ministers’ throughout the year, where
oral feedback was obtained and detailed
discussions on issues or priorities occurred.
In addition, an independent expert in public
sector policy assessed the quality of policy
advice in six Cabinet papers selected at
random. The assessment was based on the
quality criteria outlined in the Te Puni Kōkiri
Policy Guide and Quality Assurance Handbook.
A random sample of significant papers was
The independent reviewer rated the quality of policy advice on a scale of 1 to 6,
where 1 = poor, 2 = adequate, 3 = satisfactory, 4 = good, 5 = very good, and 6 = excellent.
The results are reported with a comparison to 2009/10 in the table below.
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