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MSD New Investment Approach
31 October 2018
MSD New Investment Approach
MSD uses investment strategies to guide the future focus of its work to ensure that is continues to make best use of its resources, for the benefit of New Zealanders.
In simple terms, our investment strategies help us navigate the complexities of delivering a multitude of services, affecting a lot of people.
In developing investment strategies, we can improve our prioritisation, planning and organisation of work; and achieve better outcomes for:
  • people who receive (or may receive) MSD’s services
  • particular groups of people where there are good reasons to prioritise our efforts.
Our work to develop strategies can also identify where we have information gaps, or service gaps (or services that need redesigning), allowing us to then assess how best and when to close such gaps.
Employment and Social Outcomes Investment Strategies
The Investment Strategy sets out the focus areas which underpin spending allocations for funding for employment and social outcomes.
Housing Investment Strategies
The key purpose of the Investment Strategy is to give clear information to the housing sector about where MSD will focus investments to achieve the best possible outcomes from social housing. Specifically, it identifies which groups of clients will be an investment priority in the upcoming year and the outcomes we are seeking through this investment.

For more information and Benefit System Performance Reports go to the Ministry of Social Development website here