SOI 2017 - 2022

Statement of Intent 2017-2022

The Ministry of Social Development 2017-2022 Statement of Intent sets out our strategic objectives for the next five years.

This year’s Statement of Intent (SoI) is the first we have published since the establishment of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki. It reflects our new role and our move towards a new strategic direction, which we will finalise next year.

It talks about the work we will be doing:

  • to improve employment outcomes for our clients, with a particular focus on Māori clients and those with health conditions or disabilities
  • to be more effective in providing social, transitional and emergency housing
  • to enhance the way we collect, use and share data to support our investment approach
  • to work with our partners and providers to deliver the right mix of services to the right people at the right time.