Statement of Intent

Statement of Intent 2015-2019

The Ministry of Social Development Strategic Intentions 2015-2019 (formerly the Statement of Intent) sets out our strategic direction and the priorities that will contribute to our purpose and delivery of Government’s priorities. Our purpose is it to help New Zealanders help themselves to be safe, strong and independent.

Our Principles

Ministry of Social Development people:

  • All own what we all do
  • Take responsibility for what we do
  • Understand our role in the big picture, who can help us and who we can help
  • Navigate through ambiguity and the opportunity it brings to create better ways of doing things
  • Act with integrity, courage and transparency
  • Celebrate our achievements and those of our clients.