Measuring and Maximising Public Value (strategic priority linked to Ministry for Culture and Heritage work programme)

Where
New Zealand
When
2016
Who
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Key objectives of the measure:

Cultural expression contributes to a vibrant and healthy democratic society. The cultural agencies are working together to better understand the public value of cultural goods and services, including their economic and social benefits. This will ensure better decisions and choices can be made to maximise public benefit from government investments in the sector.

 

By 2018 the Ministry intends decision-making in resourcing cultural infrastructure and cultural activity to be better informed by data, evidence and understanding of the public value of culture.

Scope of the measure:
Local, Regional, National
Nature of the measure:
institutional
Main feature of the measure:

The priority has been incorporated as a theme in the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's work programme and those of our relevant agencies.  The Ministry has a number of initiatives that relate to the shared outcome of Measuring and Maximising Public Value. These include:

  • data and evidence: undertaking analysis, including further work on the intrinsic value of culture and the impact of cultural activities on economic and social outcomes
  • value and Culture Framework: embedding the Value and Culture Framework as a way of assessing cultural value in decision-making
  • ministerial services: providing support to Ministers across three portfolios, to enhance decision-making
  • co-ordinating data and evidence across the sector: including co-ordinating research across the sector and beyond to maximise the availability of data available to support cultural decision-making
  • cultural Sector Strategic Framework: embedding the use of the cultural sector Strategic Framework as a decision-making tool across the sector.
Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Use of evidence about public value in decisions about funded cultural investments.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Unable to determine

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Participation