Aligning reporting on outcomes across public organisations

Our general observations

When public organisations work towards the same broad outcome, using a common outcomes framework can support more aligned reporting that shows the connection between public organisations working in the same area. In these circumstances, public organisations should consider what role they have in contributing to high-level outcomes as well as what role they should have in reporting on outcomes.

Transport system outcomes framework

The transport sector has a common outcomes framework that helps enable public organisations in this sector to demonstrate how they are individually and collectively having an impact and contributing toward shared outcomes.

What we liked:

  • A common outcomes framework is used across transport organisations (including the Ministry of Transport, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Maritime New Zealand, and the Civil Aviation Authority).
  • Outcomes in the framework are at a level that is meaningful to users and can be influenced by the services of the public organisations.
  • Outcomes are supported by a set of comprehensive and meaningful indicators that are used for reporting and are more widely available to the public through the Ministry of Transport’s website.

An infographic of the transport sector’s systems outcomes framework.