So six targets well on track, two on track but changes not embedded and three making progress but not on track for the target.
The changes so far are:
- Those on jobseeker support for more than 12 months down from 78,000 to 68,932
- Early childhood education participation rate up from 94% to 96%
- Infant immunisation rate up from 75% to 91%
- Rheumatic fever incidence rate up from 3.7 to 4.3 (so wrong direction with 36 more hospitalisations)
- Assaults on children down from 3,176 to 3,111
- 18 year olds with NCEA Level 2 up from 68% to 78.6%, Maori from 45% to 63% and Pasifika from 51% to 71%
- 25 to 34 year olds with a Level 4 qualification or higher up from 53% to 54.5%
- Crime down 16% since 2011, violent crime down 11%, youth crime down 30%
- Reoffending rate has dropped by 12.2% which is 2,242 fewer recividist offenders
- Effort for business in dealing with Government has increased from base of 100 to 102 (wrong direction)
- 42% of transactions with Govt are onlne, up from 30%
I am a huge fan of this approach of having quantified measurable targets that the Government can aim for, and be measured against. It makes Government more accountable and focused on outcomes, rather than outputs or inputs.