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Information releases

Listed here, by topic, are documents that have been released proactively by MSD.

We have released these documents proactively because they are in high demand, or we expect that they will be in high demand.


MSD Reports

Public engagement to inform the Review of Working for Families took place from April to June 2022

The engagement sought feedback on how the current system could be improved to better meet the needs of families and whānau in Aotearoa. The report summarises findings from survey responses, written submissions and sessions with key stakeholders.

Rotorua emergency housing report

The vast majority of people in emergency housing in Rotorua are from Rotorua, from nearby towns, or are coming back to Rotorua to be with family after a period away. In a number of cases they have come back to live with whānau, and have not initially needed emergency accommodation, but these accommodation options have then broken down and they have become homeless. It’s important to support people in this situation.

Pacific prosperity through social enterprise report

The Pacific Prosperity Through Social Enterprise report is a joint Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) pilot initiative demonstrating the value of Pacific social enterprise in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Better Later Life - He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034 and Release of the First Action Plan

To provide an update to Cabinet on the implementation of Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034 (the Strategy) and seeking Cabinet approval to release a first Action Plan to implement the Strategy for the period 2021 to 2024.

Royal Commission of Inquiry - Mosque Attacks

This release includes advice provided by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) in the lead up to the release of the report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry Report into the Attack on Christchurch Mosques (RCOI).

Youth Service Review 2018/19

These documents outline findings and recommendations from the Youth Service Review, undertaken in 2018/2019. This involved extensive consultation with over 1,250 young people, and external and internal stakeholders.

Independent assessment highlights MSD’s focus on early fraud intervention and prevention

An independent assessment commissioned by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) into its fraud practices has shown the Ministry is headed in the right direction in its overall approach to fraud.


Latest Cabinet papers

Proactively releasing information promotes good government, openness and transparency, and fosters public trust and confidence in agencies. MSD supports the proactive release of Cabinet papers in line with the guidance set out in the Cabinet Manual and Cabinet Office Circular (18) 4.


Reports to the Minister for Social Development and Employment

Each month we publish the titles of all the reports that the Ministry of Social Development provided to the Minister for Social Development and the Minister for Disability Issues.


Reports to the Minister for Seniors

Each month we publish the titles of all the reports that the Ministry of Social Development provided to the Minister for Seniors.


Reports to the Minister for Disability Issues

Each month we publish the titles of all the reports that the Ministry of Social Development provided to the Minister for Disability Issues


Reports to Parliament

These are reports to the House of Representatives made under s92K of the Human Rights Act 1993


Employment, Education and Training (EET) secretariat

Data Collection and Reporting of Job Creation Initiatives across Government

This paper sets out the approach agreed by agencies across government, and endorsed by EET Ministers, to collecting data on the employment results from ‘job creation’ initiatives funded through Government’s COVID response and recovery initiatives.

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