Monitoring of actions

This framework is designed to provide the Group with the information they need to review and guide activity and monitor progress with Regional Workforce Plan implementation. The monitoring cycle includes high level updates at RSLG monthly meetings, quarterly strategic/focus area reviews and an Annual Report covering plan implementation.

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.

Monitoring/frequency — Annual

RWP report (Aligned to RSLG business plan programme)

RWP monitoring level

Annual RWP implementation report (in line with Minster’s LOE 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, coordinated 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)

Means of verification

Shared workforce and skills narrative/priorities:

  • Survey of 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, collabs
  • 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) for against RWP priorities and actions
  • Relevant metrics (potentially survey as above) for employers, workers, councils, government agencies, learners/providers, and jobseekers

Monitoring/frequency — Quarterly

Local Insight Reports

RWP monitoring level

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

Means of verification

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

Monitoring/frequency — Monthly

Monthly monitoring updates at RSLG meetings including:

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

Means of verification

To be developed by co-chairs for groups with secretariate 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.)