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Resource material › Our Policy Advice Areas › Evaluating the Central / Local Government Interface in the Community Outcomes Process

The community outcomes process was introduced by the Local Government Act 2002. The Act requires local government to facilitate a process with their communities, at least every six years, to identify community outcomes. Local authorities are required to facilitate a process so communities, (including central government agencies and businesses), can identify and promote community outcomes.

In 2004, Cabinet directed the Department of Internal Affairs to facilitate the central and local government interface in the community outcomes process to overcome potential barriers to engagement. Cabinet also directed the Department to monitor and evaluate their facilitation of the central and local government interface. 'Litmus' was engaged by the Department to undertake the evaluation of its facilitation role from 1 January 2005 to 30 June 2006.

Link here to the the Principal Report, Recommendations and Case Study Companion Report:

  • Principal Report April 2007 (.pdf) 720k*
    Evaluating the Department of Internal Affairs' Facilitation of the Central / Local Government Interface in the Community Outcomes Process
  • Recommendations March 2007 (.pdf) 85k*
    Summarising the recommendations drawn from the process and impact evaluation of the Department of Internal Affairs' role in facilitating the central and local government interface regarding the community outcomes process, and central government agencies' engagement with the Department in this role.
  • Case Study Companion Report March 2007 (.pdf) 580k*
    This contains descriptive and analytical information that support the principal report. The companion report details case summaries from eight regions across New Zealand.

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