Collaboration and service-sharing

Effectiveness and efficiency: Stories from the public sector.

Department of Building and Housing

Recruiting a skilled workforce (and volunteers) from around New Zealand, establishing the leadership structure, and working closely with other agencies enabled the department to promptly assess building damage and ensure the safety and welfare of residents in Christchurch post the February 2011 earthquake.

The Treasury - central agencies shared services

Combining human resources, financial, information technology, and management services (as a joint venture) for the State Services Commission, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Treasury, reduces costs and builds back-room capability.