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Estimates of appropriations

Vote Foreign Affairs and Trade - External Sector - Estimates 2019/20

Vote Foreign Affairs and Trade

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Foreign Affairs (M34)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE: Minister of Foreign Affairs

Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2019/20 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of $372 million on purchasing services and policy advice in the sphere of foreign affairs and trade from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • a total of $64 million on capital expenditure
  • a total of $21 million on purchasing support for Antarctic research from the New Zealand Antarctic Institute
  • a total of $941,000 to the Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Ltd for the provision of New Zealand sourced television content and other media services and related technical support of countries in the Pacific
  • a total of $1.400 million to the Pacific Cooperation Foundation for the promotion of mutual understanding and constructive linkages between New Zealanders and other countries and people of the Pacific
  • a total of $5 million to the Asia New Zealand Foundation for the promotion of Asian skills and relationships
  • a total of $2.400 million on payments in accordance with the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1968
  • a total of $135,000 for the provision of ACC-equivalent cover of New Zealand employees working overseas
  • a total of $58 million on subscriptions to international organisations
  • a total of $8 million to the New Zealand Antarctic Institute for capital expenditure
  • a total of $39 million for planning and delivery of the operations and hosting elements of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2021 event, and
  • a total of $18 million for New Zealand's participation at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is also responsible for a capital injection of nearly $18 million to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to establish a New Zealand embassy in Stockholm, Sweden and to meet capital cost pressures including health and safety, and protected security requirements.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections

Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations

  2018/19 2019/20
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Administration of Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities (M34)

This appropriation is limited to the administration of diplomatic and consular privileges and immunities under the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1968 and the Consular Privileges and Immunities Act 1971.
1,016 1,016 1,024

Consular Services (M34)

The purchase of consular policy advice, consular services for New Zealanders abroad and notarial services.
27,097 27,097 28,176

Pacific Security Fund (M34)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of goods and services to support the security of Pacific Island countries.
2,672 2,672 2,672

Policy Advice and Representation - International Institutions (M34)

The purchase of policy advice and representation activities related to the management of New Zealand's membership of, and foreign and trade interests in, international institutions.
47,092 47,092 49,952

Policy Advice and Representation - Other Countries (M34)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of policy advice and representation directed to the management of New Zealand's foreign relations and trade with other countries, bilaterally and in regional organisations, including using New Zealand's international connections to facilitate the flow of trade, investment, skills, and technology and improving the competitiveness of New Zealand business.
274,235 268,212 281,491

Policy Advice and Representation - Other Countries PLA (M34)

This appropriation is limited to meeting the costs, as set out in section 11 of the Foreign Affairs Act 1988, of superannuation for local staff employed by overseas posts to help with the management of New Zealand's foreign and trade relations with other countries.
20 20 20

Promotional Activities - Other Countries (M34)

The purchase of promoting New Zealand to other countries as an attractive market for trade and investment.
110 110 110

Services for Other New Zealand Agencies Overseas (M34)

The purchase of accommodation and support services by other New Zealand agencies.
8,923 8,923 8,219

Total Departmental Output Expenses

361,165 355,142 371,664

Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Capital Expenditure PLA (M34)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
69,734 53,650 64,221

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

69,734 53,650 64,221

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Antarctic Research and Support (M34)

Provision of management and logistic support for New Zealand activities in the Antarctic. The provider is the New Zealand Antarctic Institute.
21,049 21,049 20,870

Pacific Broadcasting Services (M34)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of New Zealand-sourced television content and other media services and related technical support to countries in the Pacific.
941 941 941

Pacific Cooperation Foundation (M34)

The promotion of mutual understanding and constructive linkages between New Zealanders and the other countries and people of the Pacific. The provider is the Pacific Cooperation Foundation of New Zealand.
1,400 1,400 1,400

Promotion of Asian Skills and Relationships (M34)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of services that build and sustain New Zealanders' knowledge and understanding of and relationships with Asia.
5,000 5,000 5,000

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

28,390 28,390 28,211

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Disbursements Made and Exemptions from Taxation PLA (M34)

Refund of New Zealand local body rates for offices and residential premises of overseas diplomatic missions and consular posts pursuant to section 21 of the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1968.
2,400 2,400 2,400

Provision of ACC-equivalent cover for New Zealand employees working overseas PLA (M34)

This appropriation is limited to payments authorised by section 65ZG of the Public Finance Act 1989 under the indemnity given by the Minister of Finance under section 65ZD of that Act for the provision of ACC-equivalent cover of New Zealand employees working overseas as specified in the indemnity.
135 135 135

Subscriptions to International Organisations (M34)

This appropriation is limited to non-discretionary payments required as formal obligations arising from New Zealand's membership of international organisations, and as a signatory to international treaties and conventions.
55,129 55,129 57,729

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation 2018 Support to Papua New Guinea (M34)

This appropriation is limited to support and assistance to Papua New Guinea for the delivery and hosting of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation 2018.
7,138 7,138 -

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

64,802 64,802 60,264

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

New Zealand Antarctic Institute (M34)

To enable NZAI to maintain the Scott Base buildings and services infrastructure.
2,800 2,800 8,200

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

2,800 2,800 8,200

Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations

526,891 504,784 532,560

Multi-Year Appropriations

Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Departmental Output Expenses

   

Hosting APEC 2021 (M34)

This appropriation is limited to enabling the planning and delivery of the year-long Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2021.

Commences: 01 July 2018

Expires: 30 June 2022
Original Appropriation 99,560
Adjustments to 2017/18 -
Adjustments for 2018/19 84,580
Adjusted Appropriation 184,140
Actual to 2017/18 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 8,778
Estimate for 2019/20 38,922
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 136,440

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

   

Expo 2020 Dubai (M34)

This appropriation is limited to New Zealand's participation at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Commences: 01 July 2017

Expires: 30 June 2021
Original Appropriation 53,240
Adjustments to 2017/18 -
Adjustments for 2018/19 711
Adjusted Appropriation 53,951
Actual to 2017/18 Year End 2,290
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 17,126
Estimate for 2019/20 18,216
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 16,319

Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriations

  2018/19 2019/20
  Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations 526,891 504,784 532,560
Total Forecast MYA Departmental Output Expenses 8,778 8,778 38,922
Total Forecast MYA Non-Departmental Output Expenses 17,126 17,126 18,216

Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriations

552,795 530,688 589,698

Capital Injection Authorisations

  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Capital Injection (M34) 29,815 29,815 17,691

Supporting Information

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole

1.1 - New Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Appropriation 2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
APEC21 Programme - Enabling New Zealand to Fulfil its Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Hosting Responsibilities

Hosting APEC 2021

Departmental Other Expenses
- 18,215 24,062 42,303 -
Reprioritisation of Funding - Forecast Departmental Underspends

Policy Advice and Representation - Other Countries

(663) (2,581) (2,581) (2,581) (3,321)
 

Policy Advice and Representation -International Institutions

(118) (458) (458) (458) (589)
 

Consular Services

Departmental Output Expense
(65) (259) (259) (259) (332)
Our Place in Antarctica - Enabling the Redevelopment of Scott Base into a Safe, Fit-for-Purpose Facility

Antarctic Research and Support

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 500 900 900 900
 

NZ Antarctic Institute Non-Departmental

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure
- 8,200 7,100 - -

Total Initiatives

 

(846)

23,617

28,764

39,905

(3,342)

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity
  2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
  Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

                       
Output Expenses 342,449 345,579 345,626 352,698 415,459 409,436 410,586 46,427 457,013 474,247 510,064 418,171
Benefits or Related Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 46,702 54,582 52,087 49,625 64,802 64,802 - 60,264 60,264 60,264 60,264 60,264
Capital Expenditure 52,974 41,638 58,550 45,230 72,534 56,450 64,221 8,200 72,421 73,952 44,890 60,656
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)                        
Output Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Appropriations

442,125 441,799 456,263 447,553 552,795 530,688 474,807 114,891 589,698 608,463 615,218 539,091

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 4 - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

4 - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Note - where restructuring of the vote has occurred then, to the extent practicable, prior years information has been restated as if the restructuring had occurred before the beginning of the period covered. In this instance Total Appropriations for the Budgeted and Estimated Actual year may not equal Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriations in the Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections.

Adjustments to the Summary of Financial Activity Table Due to Vote Restructuring

There have been no restructuring adjustments to the prior year information reported in last year's Summary of Financial Activity table.

1.3 - Analysis of Significant Trends

Total Vote: All Appropriations

Trends in comparative actual and estimated total expenses and capital expenditure are shown in Figure 1 below, including budgeted and estimated actuals for the preceding year.

The significant changes in departmental and non-departmental appropriations are summarised below.

Figure 1-Vote trends in actual expenses and capital expenditure by appropriation type

Figure 1 - Vote trends in actual expenses and capital expenditure by appropriation type

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Departmental Output Expenses

Actual departmental output expenses over the three-year period 2014/15 to 2016/17 were largely consistent, with annual expenditure within a range of $321.769 million to $318.466 million, and associated under-expenditure against budget in each year within the range of 2.5% to 3%.

Over the past five years the focus on managing costs down has allowed the Ministry to manage cost pressures, increase outputs to support Government objectives and return significant baseline savings to the Crown. In addition, since 2014/15 the Ministry delivered annual savings of $16.825 million by way of a 6% efficiency dividend returned to the Crown.

From the 2017/18 financial year there are progressive annual increases through the planning horizon reflecting the injection of additional funding, expected to increase from an estimated actual of $363.920 million in 2018/19 through to $389.344 million in 2022/23. These increases derive from six main factors:

  • funding increases from the new initiatives package approved in Budget 2016 for the establishment of an embassy in Bogota, Colombia, being $3.719 million in 2019/20 and each of the outyears
  • funding increases from the new initiatives package approved in Budget 2017, comprising the establishment of a New Zealand High Commission in Sri Lanka, the establishment of a New Zealand Embassy in Ireland, together with the initiatives making New Zealanders more prosperous through trade and making New Zealanders more connected. Funding approved totals $9.632 million in 2018/19, $13.397 million in 2019/20, $15.142 million in 2020/21 and 2021/22, and $14.880 million in 2022/23 and each of the outyears
  • funding increases from the new initiatives package approved in Budget 2018 for Foreign and Trade Policy Challenges comprising meeting departmental pressures, increasing departmental capability (including the establishment of a New Zealand embassy in Stockholm, Sweden), and departmental capital pressures. Funding approved totals $22.569 million in 2018/19, $31.533 million in 2019/20, $42.898 million in 2020/21 and $53.434 million in 2021/22 and each of the outyears
  • funding increases from the new initiatives package approved in Budget 2018 for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation 2021 event totalling $99.560 million over four years being $13.778 million in 2018/19, $15.707 million in 2019/20, $23.358 million in 2020/21 and $46.717 million in 2021/22
  • funding increases from the new initiatives package approved in Budget 2019 for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation 2021 event totalling $84.580 million over three years being $18.215 million in 2019/20, $24.062 million in 2020/21 and $42.303 million in 2021/22, and
  • the Ministry's contribution to the Budget 2019 initiative Reprioritisation of Funding - Forecast Departmental Underspends totals $14.982 million over the period 2018/19 to 2022/23.
Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Actual non-departmental output expenses over the two-year period 2014/15 to 2015/16 were consistent at $21 million, apart from a funding transfer of $921,000 in 2015/16 ($941,000 in the outyears) from Vote Arts, Culture and Heritage and Vote Official Development Assistance for the Pacific Broadcasting Service. Expenditure then increased from an actual $27.160 million in 2016/17 to $46.427 million appropriated in 2019/20, to a forecast $45.146 million for 2020/21 and a forecast $28.827 million for 2021/22 and each of the the outyears, with the key changes as follows:

  • funding increases from Budget 2016 for logistics support to the New Zealand Antarctic Institute, comprising $3.035 million in 2016/17, $4.179 million in 2017/18, $4.635 million in 2018/19 and $4.896 million in 2019/20 through the outyears
  • funding increases from the new initiatives package approved in Budget 2017 for Expo 2020 Dubai totalling $53.240 million over the four years 2017/18 to 2020/21
  • funding increases from the new initiatives package approved in Budget 2018 for the Asia New Zealand Foundation for the Promotion of Asian Skills and Relationships, being $1 million in 2018/19 and 2019/20 with $1.500 million per annum in 2020/21 and the outyears, and
  • funding increases from the Budget 2019 package for the redevelopment of Scott Base of $500,000 in 2019/20, and $900,000 in 2020/21 and each of the outyears.
Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Actual prior year expenditure from 2014/15 through to the estimated actual for 2018/19 has fluctuated due to:

  • changes both in volumes of subscriptions to international organisations and the associated foreign currency exchange rates, in respect of the non-discretionary payments required as formal obligations arising from New Zealand's membership of international organisations, and as a signatory to international treaties and conventions, and
  • refunding New Zealand local body rates for offices and residual premises of overseas diplomatic missions and consular posts.

For 2019/20 and the outyears forecast expenditure is $57.729 million for international subscriptions and $2.400 million for property rates refunds.

Departmental Capital Expenditure

The trend of capital expenditure reflects the timing and level of expenditure for the replacement and renewal of existing assets and additional capital investments, as reflected in the Ministry's Capital Plan.

Estimated Actual Expenditure in 2018/19 totals $53.650 million, which increases to $64.221 million in 2019/20, reflecting the scheduling of building construction and refurbishment work within the Ministry's capital programme, together with funding for the capital investment required to comply with updated health and safety legislation, and to keep our people, information and physical assets safe.

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

Administration of Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities (M34)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the administration of diplomatic and consular privileges and immunities under the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1968 and the Consular Privileges and Immunities Act 1971.
Expenses and Revenue
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,016 1,016 1,024
Revenue from the Crown 1,016 1,016 1,024
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the fulfilment of New Zealand's obligations under the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1968, and the Consular Privileges and Immunities Act 1971.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of foreign diplomatic missions and consular posts resident in New Zealand (including those led by Honorary Consuls or Honorary Consuls General)

170-180 176 170-180

Number of foreign diplomatic and consular staff (and their dependents) resident in New Zealand

1,350-1,450 1,370 1,350-1,450

Percentage of relevant formal New Zealand appointment documentation prepared in compliance with the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1968 and Consular Privileges and Immunities Act 1971 and the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations

100% 100% 100%

Percentage of arrival and departure documentation for foreign diplomatic and consular staff resident in New Zealand completed within 10 working days

90-100% 99% 90-100%
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in its Annual Report to be tabled in the House.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1968 and the Consular Privileges and Immunities Act 1971 These acts gave effect to the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and set out New Zealand's rights and obligations under the Conventions.


 

Consular Services (M34)
Scope of Appropriation
The purchase of consular policy advice, consular services for New Zealanders abroad and notarial services.
Expenses and Revenue
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 27,097 27,097 28,176
Revenue from the Crown 26,454 26,454 27,533
Revenue from Others 643 643 643
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the provision of assistance to New Zealanders in distress overseas, including in the event of a natural disaster or other large-scale emergency. We also seek to mitigate risks to New Zealanders by raising the awareness of New Zealanders travelling and living overseas.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of overseas locations where consular services are provided

66 69 69

Distressed New Zealanders overseas who received consular services (demand driven)

3,000-3,500 2,971 3,000-3,500

General consular advice enquiries responded to (demand driven)

47,000-52,000 27,118 47,000-52,000

Notarial services provided (demand driven)

11,000-14,000 12,453 11,000-14,000

Consular emergencies responded to

6-8 6-8 6-8

Percentage of respondents satisfied with quality of consular services (four or above on a five point scale)

85% 78% 85%
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in its Annual Report to be tabled in the House.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Reprioritisation of Funding - Forecast Departmental Underspends 2018/19 (65) (259) (259) (259) (332)
Foreign and Trade Policy Challenges - Meeting Departmental Pressures 2018/19 404 627 971 1,370 1,370
Foreign and Trade Policy Challenges - Increasing Departmental Capability 2018/19 588 859 1,129 1,399 1,399
Foreign and Trade Policy Challenges - Departmental Capital Pressures 2018/19 443 520 629 629 629

Previous Government

           
Making New Zealanders more prosperous through trade 2017/18 297 335 408 408 408
Making New Zealanders more connected 2017/18 96 93 123 123 123
New Zealand High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka - Establishment 2017/18 117 184 175 175 175
New Zealand Embassy in Dublin, Ireland - Establishment 2017/18 69 191 202 202 202
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation increased by $1.079 million to $28.176 million for 2019/20 due to:

  • an increase of $571,000 from the new initiatives package approved in Budget 2018 for Foreign and Trade Policy Challenges comprising meeting departmental pressures ($223,000), increasing departmental capability ($271,000), and departmental capital pressures ($77,000)
  • an increase of $363,000 resulting from foreign currency exchange rate and overseas inflation movements
  • a net increase of $224,000 from the new initiatives package approved in Budget 2017 comprising the establishment of a New Zealand High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka ($67,000), establishment of a New Zealand Embassy in Dublin, Ireland ($122,000), the Making New Zealanders more prosperous through trade initiative ($38,000) and the Making New Zealanders more connected initiative ($3,000 decrease), and
  • a net increase of $115,000 resulting from baseline expense transfers.

These increases are partially offset by a decrease of $194,000 resulting from higher Budget 2019 initiative Reprioritisation of Funding - Forecast Departmental Underspends in 2019/20 compared to 2018/19

Hosting APEC 2021 (M34)
Scope of Appropriation and Expenses
Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Hosting APEC 2021 (M34)

This appropriation is limited to enabling the planning and delivery of the year-long Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2021.

Commences: 01 July 2018

Expires: 30 June 2022
Original Appropriation 99,560
Adjustments to 2017/18 -
Adjustments for 2018/19 84,580
Adjusted Appropriation 184,140
Actual to 2017/18 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 8,778
Estimate for 2019/20 38,922
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 136,440
Revenue
  Budget
$000
Revenue from the Crown to end of 2019/20 47,700
Revenue from Others to end of 2019/20 -
Total Revenue 47,700
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the planning and delivery of the operations and hosting elements of the year-long Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2021 mega-event.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Confirmed calendar of meetings, locations and venues for all meetings during host year

Met Met Met

Secured sufficient accommodation in Auckland for Leaders Week

Met Met Met

Provided advice to Government on legislative changes necessary to support hosting

Met Met Met

Entered into contract to procure transport provisions

New measure New measure Met

Achieved integrated model with host cities (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch)

New measure New measure Met

Workforce planning completed and confidence in sourcing

New measure New measure Met
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in its Annual Report to be tabled in the House.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
APEC21 Programme - Enabling New Zealand to Fulfil its Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Hosting Responsibilities 2019/20 - 18,215 24,062 42,303 -
APEC21 Programme - Operations and Hosting 2018/19 13,778 15,707 23,358 46,717 -
Pacific Security Fund (M34)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the purchase of goods and services to support the security of Pacific Island countries.
Expenses and Revenue
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,672 2,672 2,672
Revenue from the Crown 2,672 2,672 2,672
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the advancement or protection of New Zealand's security interests by reducing risks from threats arising in, or operating through, Pacific Island countries.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

All project bids and evaluations are assessed as consistent with Government objectives for the Pacific Security Fund, and this is confirmed by independent annual audit

Met Met Met

Funds are accessed, disbursed and monitored in accordance with the management process established by the Pacific Security Coordinating Committee

Met Met Met

Independent assessments of at least one project over $100,000 finds that they were successful in achieving the majority of their objectives

Met Met Met
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in its Annual Report to be tabled in the House.

Policy Advice and Representation - International Institutions (M34)
Scope of Appropriation
The purchase of policy advice and representation activities related to the management of New Zealand's membership of, and foreign and trade interests in, international institutions.
Expenses and Revenue
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 47,092 47,092 49,952
Revenue from the Crown 47,092 47,092 49,952
Revenue from Others - - -
Components of the Appropriation
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Americas 7,445 7,445 7,897
Asia 360 360 382
Europe 14,442 14,442 15,319
Middle East and Africa 87 87 93
New Zealand 24,758 24,758 26,261

Total

47,092

47,092

49,952

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve New Zealand's participation in international institutions in order to strengthen international rules and to influence outcomes that are favourable for New Zealand.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Binding international treaties concluded by the Ministry under this output expense class (see Note 1)

9-11 8-11 9-11

MFAT is effective at influencing key relationships and safeguarding New Zealand's interests

Met Met Met

Policy Advice

     

Policy submissions produced for Ministers under this output expense class

300-500 275 250-350

Assessment of Performance of the quality of the agency's policy advice papers

7.5 out of 10 7.5 See Note 2

Satisfaction of the portfolio Minister with the policy advice service

4 or above on a 5 point scale 4 or above See Note 3

Ministerial Services

     

Number of Ministerial letters prepared

100-150 150 100-150

Number of Parliamentary Question responses provided

20-50 50 20-50

Number of Official Information Act request (OIA) responses provided

50-70 70 50-70

Percentage of Ministerial correspondence completed within 15 working days

90% 90% 90%

Percentage of Ministry OIA requests responded to within statutory timeframes (see Note 4)

90% 90% 90%

Percentage of Ministerial OIA request replies completed five days prior to the statutory time limit, unless otherwise agreed (see Note 4)

90% 90% 90%

Percentage of Ministerial OIA request responses that are factually accurate, meet any legislative requirements, and contain no avoidable errors, measured by rejection rates by the office of each Minister

95% 95% 95%

Average number of days to send final OIA request response to a requestor (for Ministry OIAs) (see Note 4)

25 days 25 days 25 days

Note 1 - Binding international treaties include multilateral, plurilateral and bilateral treaties. Concluded means signed or, if signature is not provided for in the treaty, acceded to, adopted, accepted or ratified.

Note 2 - The Standard will be identified based on the refreshed Policy Quality Framework and updated in the Supplementary Estimates. All agencies are required to use the refreshed Policy Quality Framework from 2019/20 to assess the quality of their policy advice papers. The Policy Quality Framework is currently being refreshed. The refreshed Framework will be released before 30 June 2019.

Note 3 - The Standard will be identified based on the revised Ministerial Satisfaction Survey and updated in the Supplementary Estimates. All agencies are required to use the refined Ministerial Satisfaction Survey from 2019/20 to assess ministerial satisfaction with the policy service. The survey is currently under review and the refined survey and guidance will be released before 30 June 2019.

Note 4 - Ministerial OIAs are requests of the Minister responsible for the Foreign Affairs and Trade and Export Growth portfolios. Ministry OIAs are requests of the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in its Annual Report to be tabled in the House.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Reprioritisation of Funding - Forecast Departmental Underspends 2018/19 (118) (458) (458) (458) (589)
Foreign and Trade Policy Challenges - Meeting Departmental Pressures 2018/19 859 1,333 2,062 2,911 2,911
Foreign and Trade Policy Challenges - Increasing Departmental Capability 2018/19 1,250 1,824 2.399 2.973 2,973
Foreign and Trade Policy Challenges - Departmental Capital Pressures 2018/19 941 1,104 1,336 1,336 1,336

Previous Government

           
Making New Zealanders more prosperous through trade 2017/18 1,138 1,284 1,566 1,566 1,566
Making New Zealanders more connected 2017/18 366 358 473 473 473
New Zealand High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka - Establishment 2017/18 447 705 671 671 671
New Zealand Embassy in Dublin, Ireland - Establishment 2017/18 264 734 773 773 773
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation increased by $2.860 million to $49.952 million for 2019/20 due to:

  • increases of $1.211 million from the new initiatives package approved in Budget 2018 for Foreign and Trade Policy Challenges, comprising meeting departmental pressures ($474,000), increasing departmental capability ($574,000), and departmental capital pressures ($163,000)
  • an increase of $1.155 million resulting from foreign currency exchange rate and overseas inflation movements, and
  • a net increase of $866,000 from the new initiatives package approved in Budget 2017, comprising the establishment of a New Zealand High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka ($258,000), the establishment of a New Zealand Embassy in Dublin, Ireland ($470,000), the Making New Zealanders more prosperous through trade initiative ($146,000) and the Making New Zealanders more connected initiative ($8,000 decrease).

These increases are partially offset by:

  • a decrease of $340,000 resulting from higher Budget 2019 initiative Reprioritisation of Funding - Forecast Departmental Underspends in 2019/20 compared to 2018/19, and
  • a net decrease of $32,000 reflecting a number of baseline expense transfers.
Policy Advice and Representation - Other Countries (M34)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the purchase of policy advice and representation directed to the management of New Zealand's foreign relations and trade with other countries, bilaterally and in regional organisations, including using New Zealand's international connections to facilitate the flow of trade, investment, skills, and technology and improving the competitiveness of New Zealand business.
Expenses and Revenue
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 274,235 268,212 281,491
Revenue from the Crown 273,484 273,484 281,138
Revenue from Others 751 751 353
Components of the Appropriation
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Americas 33,650 32,911 34,541
Asia 79,131 77,393 81,225
Australia 7,608 7,441 7,810
Europe 38,784 37,932 39,809
Middle East and Africa 24,207 23,675 24,848
New Zealand 63,730 62,331 65,415
Pacific 27,125 26,529 27,843

Total

274,235

268,212

281,491

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the management of New Zealand's international connections in order to contribute to New Zealand's economic prosperity alongside political and security interests.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Non-binding arrangements concluded by the Ministry under this output expense class (see Note 1)

35-45 20 35-45

Inwards Guest of Government visits supported by the Ministry under this output expense class

30-40 35 30-40

Outwards visits by New Zealand Ministers supported by the Ministry under this output expense class

40-50 45 40-50

Total number of days of outward visits by New Zealand Ministers supported by the Ministry under this output expense class

290-320 300 290-320

Percentage of visits rated as 4 or better on a scale of 1-5 by internal review against the Ministry's visits quality standard for visits management

80% 80% 80%

MFAT is effective at influencing key relationships and safeguarding New Zealand's interests

Met Met Met

Policy Advice

     

Policy submissions produced for Ministers under this output expense class

300-500 500 300-500

Assessment of Performance of the quality of the agency's policy advice papers

7.5 out of 10 7.5 See Note 2

Satisfaction of the portfolio Minister with the policy advice service

4 or above on a 5 point scale 4 or above See Note 3

Ministerial Services

     

Number of Ministerial letters prepared

900-1,000 800 900-1,000

Number of Parliamentary Question responses provided

150-200 368 150-200

Number of Official Information Act request (OIA) responses provided

200-250 220 200-250

Percentage of Ministerial correspondence completed within 15 working days

90% 85% 90%

Percentage of Ministry OIA requests to within statutory timeframes (see Note 4)

90% 95% 90%

Percentage of Ministerial OIA request replies completed five days prior to the statutory time limit, unless otherwise agreed (see Note 4)

90% 90% 90%

Percentage of Ministerial OIA request responses that are factually accurate, meet any legislative requirements, and contain no avoidable errors, measured by rejection rates by the office of each Minister

95% 95% 95%

Average number of days to send final OIA request response to a requestor (for Ministry OIAs) (see Note 4)

25 days 25 days 25 days

Note 1 - Concluded means signed or, if signature is not provided for in the arrangement, acceded to, adopted, accepted or ratified.

Note 2 - The Standard will be identified based on the refreshed Policy Quality Framework and updated in the Supplementary Estimates. All agencies are required to use the refreshed Policy Quality Framework from 2019/20 to assess the quality of their policy advice papers. The Policy Quality Framework is currently being refreshed. The refreshed Framework will be released before 30 June 2019.

Note 3 - The Standard will be identified based on the revised Ministerial Satisfaction Survey and updated in the Supplementary Estimates. All agencies are required to use the refined Ministerial Satisfaction Survey from 2019/20 to assess ministerial satisfaction with the policy service. The survey is currently under review and the refined survey and guidance will be released before 30 June 2019.

Note 4 - Ministerial OIAs are requests of the Minister responsible for the Foreign Affairs and Trade and Export Growth portfolios. Ministry OIAs are requests of the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in its Annual Report to be tabled in the House.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Reprioritisation of Funding - Forecast Departmental Underspends 2018/19 (663) (2,581) (2,581) (2,581) (3,321)
Foreign and Trade Policy Challenges - Meeting Departmental Pressures 2018/19 5,094 7,901 12,226 17,264 17,264
Foreign and Trade Policy Challenges - Increasing Departmental Capability 2018/19 7,412 10,817 14,222 17,628 17,628
Foreign and Trade Policy Challenges - Departmental Capital Pressures 2018/19 5,578 6,548 7,924 7,924 7,924

Previous Government

           
Establishment of a New Zealand Embassy in Bogota, Colombia 2018/19 3,626 3,719 3,719 3,719 3,719
Making New Zealanders more prosperous through trade 2017/18 3,512 3,963 4,834 4,834 4,834
Making New Zealanders more connected 2017/18 1,131 1,105 1,459 1,459 1,459
New Zealand High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka - Establishment 2017/18 1,379 2,178 2,071 2,071 2,071
New Zealand Embassy in Dublin, Ireland - Establishment 2017/18 816 2,266 2,386 2,386 2,386
Free Trade Agreement Implementation: Maximising the Benefits 2016/17 1,800 - - - -
Share of costs for Budget 2016 whole-of-government initiatives 2015/16 (421) (421) (421) (421) (421)
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation increased by $7.256 million to $281.491 million for 2019/20 due to:

  • an increase of $7.182 million from the new initiatives package approved in Budget 2018 for Foreign and Trade Policy Challenges, comprising meeting departmental pressures ($2.807 million), increasing departmental capability ($3.405 million), and departmental capital pressures ($970,000)
  • an increase of $3.357 million resulting from foreign currency exchange rate and overseas inflation movements
  • a net increase of $2.674 million from the new initiatives package approved in Budget 2017, comprising the establishment of a New Zealand High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka ($799,000), the establishment of a New Zealand Embassy in Dublin, Ireland ($1.450 million), the Making New Zealanders more prosperous through trade initiative ($451,000), and the Making New Zealanders more connected initiative ($26,000 decrease), and
  • an increase of $93,000 from the new initiative package approved in Budget 2016, comprising the establishment of a New Zealand Embassy in Bogota, Colombia.

These increases are partially offset by:

  • a net decrease of $1.934 million reflecting expense transfers and retention of underspends for a range of initiatives including the establishment of a New Zealand Embassy in Dublin, Ireland, establishment of a New Zealand High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the Trade for All Cooperation Fund (see Note 1), and the Ministry's programme of systems enhancements
  • a decrease of $1.918 million resulting from higher Budget 2019 initiative Reprioritisation of Funding - Forecast Departmental Underspends in 2019/20 compared to 2018/19
  • a decrease of $1.800 million reflecting the cessation of time limited funding for Free Trade Agreement implementation, and
  • a decrease of $398,000 reflecting one-off third-party funding for the provision of departmental services.

Note 1 - The Trade for All Cooperation Fund was formally known as the Agriculture Cooperation Fund.

Policy Advice and Representation - Other Countries PLA (M34)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to meeting the costs, as set out in section 11 of the Foreign Affairs Act 1988, of superannuation for local staff employed by overseas posts to help with the management of New Zealand's foreign and trade relations with other countries.
Expenses and Revenue
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 20 20 20
Revenue from the Crown 20 20 20
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the Ministry's obligation, as set out in section 11 of the Foreign Affairs Act 1988, of superannuation for local staff employed by overseas posts.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

New Zealand Government Superannuation Scheme for locally recruited staff in the United States of America continues to be funded to the required level by the Crown

Met Met Met
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in its Annual Report to be tabled in the House.

Promotional Activities - Other Countries (M34)
Scope of Appropriation
The purchase of promoting New Zealand to other countries as an attractive market for trade and investment.
Expenses and Revenue
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 110 110 110
Revenue from the Crown 110 110 110
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the promotion of New Zealand to other countries as an attractive market for investment and to support activities that foster outwards direct investment by New Zealand firms.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Annual review of fund finds that projects met agreed objectives outlined in their application

100% 100% 100%
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in its Annual Report to be tabled in the House.

Services for Other New Zealand Agencies Overseas (M34)
Scope of Appropriation
The purchase of accommodation and support services by other New Zealand agencies.
Expenses and Revenue
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 8,923 8,923 8,219
Revenue from the Crown - - -
Revenue from Others 8,923 8,923 8,219
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the coordinated effort of NZ Inc. agencies offshore.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Average satisfaction score on the Ministry's service provision on a five point scale (see Note 1)

3.5 3.5 3.5

Note 1 - Based on surveys of NZ Inc. secondees and head office contacts.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in its Annual Report to be tabled in the House.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Agency Agreements Agency Agreements set out the services to be provided and any other conditions on their provision as agreed with the agency concerned.

2.3 - Departmental Capital Expenditure and Capital Injections

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Capital Expenditure PLA (M34)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
Capital Expenditure
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 57,760 45,682 57,033
Intangibles 11,974 7,968 7,188
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

69,734 53,650 64,221
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the provision of modern, secure and effective premises for accommodating NZ Inc.'s requirements offshore and modernising the Ministry's IT systems.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of chanceries with a Fit-for-Purpose performance gap of <=2 (see Note 1)

80% 86% 80%

Percentage of official residences with a Fit-for-Purpose performance gap of <=2 (see Note 1)

85% 87% 85%

Percentage of time our networks are available

99.7% 99.7% 99.7%

Percentage of time our critical services are available

99.7% 99.7% 99.7%

Note 1 - The Ministry uses a Fit for Purpose framework that rates every Chancery (office) and Official Residence property against five asset management criteria of location, building and infrastructure quality, brand, functionality, and flexibility. Weighted sub-criteria are used to reflect the criticality of each asset management criteria relative to specific locations. The current performance of each property asset in the above mentioned class is scored against pre-determined business defined target scores. The target scores reflect the relative importance of each of the five asset criteria as an enabler supporting the specific objectives and business model in each location.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in its Annual Report to be tabled in the House.

Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Details of Net Asset Schedule 2018/19
Estimated Actual
$000
2019/20
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2019/20
Opening Balance 619,219 649,034  
Capital Injections 29,815 17,691 1) Establishment of a New Zealand High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka ($410,000) 2) Establishment of a New Zealand Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden ($4.781 million) 3) Departmental Capital Pressures ($12.500 million)
Capital Withdrawals - -  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) - -  
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

649,034 666,725  

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations

3.1 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Antarctic Research and Support (M34)
Scope of Appropriation
Provision of management and logistic support for New Zealand activities in the Antarctic. The provider is the New Zealand Antarctic Institute.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 21,049 21,049 20,870
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the delivery of safe and effective support for New Zealand's Antarctic related activities and interests.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Health and Safety - notifiable incidents

Zero One Zero

Logistics Support Effectiveness - Antarctic programme participant's rating of how well their logistics support objectives were achieved against the agreed plan - for both science and non-science projects (including any impacts outside of Antarctica New Zealand's control. eg, weather)

85% 85% 85%

Environmental Management - retain credible certification for environmental management

Achieved Achieved Achieved

Environmental compliance - Antarctica New Zealand fully complies with the terms of its own Environmental Impact Assessment and permit issued under the Antarctica (Environmental Protection) Act 1994

Zero breaches Zero breaches Zero breaches

Advice - MFAT indicates satisfaction with the quality and timeliness of environmental advice provided to them and to international meetings

Achieved Achieved Achieved

Engaging the public - measure communications performance using equivalent advertising value (EAV) metrics

EAV of related media coverage exceeds $2 million $2 million plus EAV of related media coverage exceeds $2 million
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the New Zealand Antarctic Institute in its Annual Report to be tabled in the House.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Our Place in Antarctica - Enabling the redevelopment of Scott Base into a safe, fit-for-purpose facility 2019/20 - 500 900 900 900

Previous Government

           
Antarctica New Zealand - preparation for the future redevelopment of Scott Base 2017/18 940 - - - -
Antarctica New Zealand - accommodation for National Antarctic programmes with operations based in Christchurch 2017/18 850 850 900 900 900
Antarctica New Zealand - increased funding for logistics support and related activity 2016/17 4,635 4,896 4,896 4,896 4,896
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation decreased by $179,000 to $20.870 million for 2019/20 due to a decrease of $940,000 being time limited funding from the new initiatives package approved in Budget 2017 for preparation for the future redevelopment of Scott Base.

This decrease is partially offset by:

  • an increase of $500,000 from the new initiatives package approved for Budget 2019 for the redevelopment of Scott Base into a safe, fit-for-purpose facility, and
  • an increase of $261,000 from the new initiatives package approved in Budget 2016 for New Zealand Antarctic Institute logistics support.
Expo 2020 Dubai (M34)
Scope of Appropriation and Expenses
Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Expo 2020 Dubai (M34)

This appropriation is limited to New Zealand's participation at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Commences: 01 July 2017

Expires: 30 June 2021
Original Appropriation 53,240
Adjustments to 2017/18 -
Adjustments for 2018/19 711
Adjusted Appropriation 53,951
Actual to 2017/18 Year End 2,290
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 17,126
Estimate for 2019/20 18,216
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 16,319
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to enable New Zealand's participation in the World Expo to be hosted in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from October 2020 to April 2021. Expo 2020 will provide a springboard to promote New Zealand as an innovative, solution-focused economy to the 25 million visitors expected to attend. New Zealand's participation in Expo 2020 will focus on maximising benefits to New Zealand in alignment with the Government's international trade policy agenda with the overall objective to build a prosperous New Zealand.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Allocate 80% of Leverage Programme funds

New measure New measure December 2019

Confirm Content for NZ Pavilion exhibition

New measure New measure January 2020

Receive building completion certificate for NZ Pavilion

New measure New measure June 2020
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise in its Annual Report to be tabled in the House.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Previous Government

           
Expo 2020 Dubai - New Zealand's participation 2017/18 7,790 32,100 10,340 - -
Pacific Broadcasting Services (M34)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision of New Zealand-sourced television content and other media services and related technical support to countries in the Pacific.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 941 941 941
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve diverse and relevant New Zealand television, radio and on-line content, meeting appropriate content standards, available to Pacific audiences.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Provision of New Zealand-sourced television content and other media services to Pacific Island Countries that are part of the initiative

Average of 56 hours per week Achieved Average of 56 hours per week

Television programming provided each month includes at least 50% factual content (news/current affairs/documentaries)

Achieved Achieved Achieved

Television programming provided each month includes at least 20% sports coverage

Achieved Achieved Achieved

Pacific broadcasters report satisfaction with the content provided and the means of delivery (as measured on a scale of 1-10 in quarterly surveys of all broadcasters involved in the initiative)

Average of at least 7 Achieved Average of at least 7

Percentage of content provided on the Pasifika TV contribution feed being broadcast by at least 50% of Pacific broadcasters (as measured in quarterly surveys)

At least 70% At least 70% At least 70%

Relationships with New Zealand broadcasters and content providers are well maintained to ensure ongoing provision of programmes

Achieved Achieved Achieved
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Ltd in its Annual Report to be tabled in the House.

Pacific Cooperation Foundation (M34)
Scope of Appropriation
The promotion of mutual understanding and constructive linkages between New Zealanders and the other countries and people of the Pacific. The provider is the Pacific Cooperation Foundation of New Zealand.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,400 1,400 1,400
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve outputs to promote outcomes in particular on a pan-regional basis in three strategic priority areas: promoting economic sustainability and business growth in the Pacific, connecting people and organisations in the Pacific and New Zealand, and enhancing New Zealand's identity as a Pacific nation.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of objectives met as outlined in PCF's annual Purchase Agreement with MFAT

80% 80% 80%

Government priorities in the Pacific supported through PCF programmes (alignment of programmes in support of Government priorities. As measured on a scale of 1-7, with 1 = extremely unsatisfactory and 7 = extremely satisfactory)

Average results of 5 or higher Average results of 5 or higher Average results 5 or higher on scale

PCF stakeholders report satisfaction with PCF leadership, engagement, communications and support (As measured on a scale of 1-7 in an annual survey of all PCF stakeholders, with 1 = extremely unsatisfied and 7 = extremely satisfied)

Average results of 5 or higher Average results of 5 or higher Average results 5 or higher on scale

An independent audit of PCF is undertaken annually

Achieved Achieved Completed
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Pacific Cooperation Foundation in its Annual Report to be tabled in the House.

Promotion of Asian Skills and Relationships (M34)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision of services that build and sustain New Zealanders' knowledge and understanding of and relationships with Asia.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,000 5,000 5,000
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve improving knowledge among New Zealanders about Asian countries and develop the necessary skills required by New Zealanders in their dealings with Asia.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Strategic Goal 1 - Deepening connections

     

Level of New Zealand public awareness of the importance of Asia to New Zealand (social research)

Maintain 73% Maintain

Number of Track II dialogues conducted

7 9 8

Number of inward/outward Asia experiences

New measure New measure 375

Number of partnerships/sponsorships

New measure New measure 20

Number of attendees at partnership/sponsorship event

New measure New measure 18,000

Strategic Goal 2 - Growing awareness/knowledge

     

Increase in measured Asian knowledge of New Zealanders (to be included in Perceptions of Asia report every second year)

New measure 2017/18 baseline result was 13% % increase survey to survey

Number of research reports published and distributed

3 4 5

Percentage increase in the number of schools within Asia New Zealand Foundation's school network

5% 5% 5%

Content about Asia on Foundation and Media digital platforms

New measure New measure 250

Strategic Goal 3 - Growing confidence

     

Number of supported entrepreneurs engaged with Asian counterparts

New measure 34 45

Percentage increase in applications for internships

New measure New measure 5%

Strategic Goal 4 - Organisational performance

     

Stakeholders satisfied with what the Foundation is delivering (survey to be conducted biannually)

New measure New measure Budget Standard to be set based on baseline
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Asia New Zealand Foundation in its Annual Report to be tabled in the House.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Asia New Zealand Foundation: equipping New Zealanders to thrive in the Asian century 2018/19 1,000 1,000 1,500 1,500 1,500

 

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Disbursements Made and Exemptions from Taxation PLA (M34)
Scope of Appropriation
Refund of New Zealand local body rates for offices and residential premises of overseas diplomatic missions and consular posts pursuant to section 21 of the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1968.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,400 2,400 2,400
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the fulfilment of New Zealand's obligations pursuant to section 21 of the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1968.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of rate reimbursements processed

65-80 75 65-80
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and appended to the Annual Report of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to be presented to the House.

Service Providers
Provider 2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Estimated Actual
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade 2,400 2,400 2,400 On-going
Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1968 Approval of the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Provision of ACC-equivalent cover for New Zealand employees working overseas PLA (M34)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to payments authorised by section 65ZG of the Public Finance Act 1989 under the indemnity given by the Minister of Finance under section 65ZD of that Act for the provision of ACC-equivalent cover of New Zealand employees working overseas as specified in the indemnity.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 135 135 135
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation provides an uncapped indemnity under the Public Finance Act 1989, which ensures that dependents of NZ Inc staff posted offshore for periods beyond six months are provided ACC-equivalent cover for personal injury costs once they return to New Zealand.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption from reporting performance measures for this appropriation has been granted under s.15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act.

Subscriptions to International Organisations (M34)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to non-discretionary payments required as formal obligations arising from New Zealand's membership of international organisations, and as a signatory to international treaties and conventions.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 55,129 55,129 57,729
Components of the Appropriation
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council 24 24 25
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Pacific Economic Cooperation Council 63 63 65
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat 230 230 239
Arms Trade Treaty 9 9 9
Asia Europe Foundation 161 161 173
Biological Weapons Convention 14 14 14
Chemical Weapons Convention 331 331 363
Commonwealth Foundation 183 183 204
Commonwealth Secretariat 698 698 800
Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources 144 144 148
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty 515 515 547
Convention to Combat Desertification 33 33 36
Convention on Cluster Munitions 6 6 6
Convention on International Exhibitions 40 40 44
Export Controls for Arms and Ammunition 13 13 15
Global Environment Facility 2,001 2,001 2,001
Inhumane Weapons Convention 11 11 12
International Atomic Energy Agency 1,653 1,653 1,760
International Criminal Court 1,360 1,360 1,484
International Humanitarian Fact Finding Mission 3 3 3
International Organisation of Wine and Vine 59 59 46
International Renewable Energy Agency 174 174 187
International Seabed Authority 36 36 37
International Whaling Commission 54 54 58
Law of Sea Conference 64 64 68
NZ/US Education Foundation 1,063 1,063 1,313
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development 4,186 4,186 4,700
Ottawa Mine Bank Convention 5 5 6
Permanent Court of Arbitration 10 10 11
Secretariat for the Antarctic Treaty 89 89 92
SPREP Noumea Convention - - 5
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons 11 11 12
World Trade Organisation 687 687 763
United Nations Subscription 11,921 11,921 12,322
United Nations Peacekeeping Operations 29,278 29,278 30,161

Total

55,129

55,129

57,729

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the funding of the non-discretionary payments required as formal obligations arising from New Zealand's membership of international organisations, and as a signatory to international treaties and conventions.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption from reporting performance measures for this appropriation has been granted under s.15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in funding of $2.600 million to $57.729 million for 2019/20 is mainly due to changes in foreign exchange rates and volumes in respect of the non-discretionary payments arising from New Zealand's membership of international organisations, and as a signatory to international treaties and conventions.

3.5 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

New Zealand Antarctic Institute (M34)
Scope of Appropriation
To enable NZAI to maintain the Scott Base buildings and services infrastructure.
Capital Expenditure
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,800 2,800 8,200
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to provide the necessary resource in the form of design, engineering, site survey, environmental impact assessment and project planning that is necessary to complete a full concept, developed design and detailed business case for a modern, low-impact, efficient facility that satisfies New Zealand's strategic interests.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Scott Base redevelopment project design process - Complete developed design and commence work on detailed design

New measure New measure Developed design completed by 31 March 2020

Antarctic Science Platform - Meet suite of key performance indicator targets for the platform agreed with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

New measure New measure Platform KPI targets met
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the New Zealand Antarctic Institute in its Annual Report to be tabled in the House.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
"Our Place in Antarctica" - the Redevelopment of Scott Base into a Safe, Fit-for-Purpose Facility 2019/20 - 8,200 7,100 - -

Previous Government

           
"Our Place in Antarctica" - Development of a detailed design, business case and delivery strategy for the future replacement of Scott Base. 2018/19 2,800 - - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in the appropriation to $8.200 million in 2019/20 is due to the new initiative funding approved in Budget 2019 for the redevelopment of Scott Base.

 

Last updated: 
Thursday, 30 May 2019