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Briefings to the Incoming Ministers

After each election we provide our Ministers with briefings on their portfolios, the Ministry and our work.

The purpose of the initial briefing is to be concise and give a new Minister sufficient information to meet their initial requirements, but is not intended to be a detailed analysis of the portfolio or of policy issues.

Background information for incoming Ministers

This document provides background information for Incoming Ministers on the Ministry of Social Development (the Ministry).

MSD's functions

This one-page document outlines the functions of MSD.

MSD's services

This one-page document outlines the services that MSD provides.

Key strategic issues for the wider social sector

This document sets out what the Ministry considers to be the key strategic issues for the wider social sector.