This document describes how the government sets priorities, plans activity, allocates money and monitors progress and performance using a collective set of processes – the government’s planning and performance framework. The framework has developed and been improved over time to reflect the government’s approach to accountability, respond to the needs of new governments and Parliament (on behalf of the public) and support the government’s aim for transparency. It also forms part of the government’s approach to managing public money to ensure value for money in the short and long-term.
The description includes an explanation of the main processes we use, their purpose and how they interact with each other. It also explains how the public can use the information available from these processes to understand government’s planning, spending and performance over time.
This document describes the main processes that relate to departments and other government organisations.