RWP Monitoring Framework

This framework is designed to provide RSLGs with updates and information on progress with Regional Workforce Plan implementation, so that Groups have the information they need to monitor, review and guide activity. The monitoring cycle includes high level updates at RSLG monthly meetings, quarterly strategic/focus area reviews (agreed through the business plan), and an annual report covering plan implementation.*

Annual RWP report

Annual RWP implementation report (in line with Minster’s Letter of Expectation areas):

  1. Work with key stakeholders across the region and sub-regions, to identify patterns, trends and priorities for business and labour market development, including workforce development needs now and, in the future.
  2. Identify and coordinate local actions that can address workforce development needs and improve employment and career opportunities for people in the region.
  3. Grow partnerships with Iwi/Māori to understand and support their goals and aspirations, to have a more confident, co-ordinated labour market view, that supports Te Ao Māori and reflects the Government’s commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
  4. Use insights to influence the decision-making of local employers, workers, councils, government agencies, economic development agencies, learners and jobseekers through improved information provision and planning capability.

(Minister’s Letter of Expectations to RSLGs, 2021)

Performance validation

Shared workforce and skills narrative/priorities:

  • Canvassing regional partners (Iwi/Māori), stakeholders (industry, employers, local and central government), delivery partners to understand awareness, information, relevance, levels of engagement.

Progress on local action implementation:

  • Shared initiatives including co-design, projects, collaborations.
  • Workforce and skills development metrics aligned to actions.

Approach and supporting partnership activity:

  • Input from Iwi/Māori including reflections on engagement.
  • Includes updates on action aligned with Te Mahere Whai Mahi Māori (Māori Employment Action Plan).

Influencing decision making:

  • Monitoring of investment and programming decisions (regional and national) against RWP priorities and actions.
  • Relevant metrics (potentially survey as above) for employers, workers, councils, government agencies, learners/providers and jobseekers.

Quarterly Local Insight Reports

Quarterly monitoring of RWP thematic/priority areas (often chapters):

  • Monitoring of focus areas (industry, population, etc.) at thematic and action level, as agreed through Business Plan programme.

Performance validation

  • RSLG members leading on strategic areas direct reporting form, working with MBIE secretariat and wider regional delivery partners.

Monthly RSLG meetings

Monthly monitoring updates at RSLG meetings including:

  • RSLG Business Plan on a Page status report.
  • Actions register updates including RAG status.

Performance validation

To be developed by co-chairs for groups with secretariat support i.e.:

  • Business Plan on a Page status report (thematic/chapter level)?
  • Actions register that provides a real time overview of RWP implementation (including priority level, status, partners etc.).

*Note that MBIE’s RSLG national secretariat team will commission independent monitoring and evaluation of the national RSLG programme, in line with the Ministry’s best practice requirements.