Message from Bryan Wilson - Community Investment
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Last week we published the Community Investment Strategy Update 2016.
The Update summarises what we achieved in the first year of the three-year implementation process, sets out the direction for the next 12 months and aligns with the work programme to establish the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki.
Since the release of the Strategy in 2015, MSD has been developing its social investment approach to contracting for programmes and services. This allows us to better deliver effective programmes and services to the right people at the right time.
A social investment approach is about providing up-front investment to support people most at risk of poor outcomes later on in life. We will use the technology and data available to help us understand the people who rely on the programmes and services we invest in. We want providers to be able to spend more time working with their clients and collecting information about the results they’re getting, and less time meeting our contract compliance requirements.
Our focus is on ensuring there is sufficient evidence about the programmes and services we fund for us to be confident they will work. We are confident the Community Investment Strategy will enable us to achieve this.
Associate Deputy Chief Executive