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Briefing to the incoming Minister - 2005

The Briefing for the incoming Minister provides an opportunity for the Ministry of Social Development to give the new Minister information about current issues and activities which need to be considered.

Leading Social Development in New Zealand covers issues across the social sector. It emphasises the need to invest in people to improve social and economic wellbeing. This investment will improve the capacity of people to deal with adversity, and reduce future reliance on social protection and assistance.


Achieving Better Social Outcomes for all New Zealanders, our Families and our Communities outlines opportunities to benefit New Zealand as a whole, through good decisions on social issues for individuals, families and communities, and the delivery of quality social services.


Managing for Outcomes provides an organisational overview of the Ministry, including our reach into communities and our organisational capability to make a positive contribution to social development at all levels of society.