2020 GDS Index Tables

2020 GDS Index Tables (Work in Progress)

Every few years the Institute updates the GDS Index. The last time this exercise was completed was in 2018. The Institute aims to update the Index to 31 December 2020 (in 2021). Below is the first attempt at listing probable GDSs as at 31 December 2020.

Table A: Tentative List of 202 Operational GDSs (including pdfs) as at 31 December 2020 sets out all the GDSs that the Institute has found (with help from the departments concerned) that are in operation as at 31 December 2020.

Note: The team at the Institute will be updating this table and will have the upload complete on the 7 April 2021.

GDS NumberGovernment Department Strategy (GDS)Date GDS Published (Month/Year)DepartmentSector
GDS01 Subantarctic Islands Research StrategyMay 2005Department of ConservationEnvironment Sector
GDS02Hector’s and Maui’s Dolphin Threat Management PlanAugust 2007Department of ConservationEnvironment Sector
GDS03National Education Strategy 2010–2030March 2011Department of ConservationEnvironment Sector
GDS04Information Systems Strategic Plan April 2015Department of ConservationEnvironment Sector
GDS05Mātauranga Whakauka Taiao – Environmental Education for Sustainability (jointly held between DoC and MfE) July 2017Department of ConservationEnvironment Sector
GDS06New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka Threat Management Plan (jointly held between DOC and MPI)July 2017Department of ConservationEnvironment Sector
GDS07 National Compliance Strategy August 2017Department of ConservationEnvironment Sector
GDS08Tourism Strategy (held jointly between DOC and MBIE)May 2019Department of ConservationEnvironment Sector
GDS09Te Mana o te Taiao, the Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity StrategyAugust 2020Department of ConservationEnvironment Sector
GDS10Critical Ecosystem Pressures on Freshwater Environments 4 year research strategyNovember 2020Department of ConservationEnvironment Sector
GDS11Towards a Predator Free New Zealand - Predator Free 2050 StrategyFebruary 2020Department of ConservationEnvironment Sector
GDS12National Plan of Action SeabirdsMay 2020Department of ConservationEnvironment Sector
GDS13Te Kaweka Takohaka mō te HoihoAugust 2020Department of ConservationEnvironment Sector
GDS01National Historic Heritage StrategyOctober–December 2013Department of CorrectionsJustice Sector
GDS02Our Drug and Alcohol Strategy Through to 2020
March 2016Department of Corrections
Justice Sector
GDS03Health and Safety Strategy 2016–2020
May 2016Department of Corrections
Justice Sector
GDS04Change Lives Shape Futures: Investing in Better Mental Health for OffendersMarch 2017Department of Corrections
Justice Sector
GDS05Change Lives Shape Futures: Wahine - E rere ana ki te Pae Hou – Women’s Strategy
June 2017Department of Corrections
Justice Sector
GDS06Hōkai Rangi StrategyAugust 2019Department of CorrectionsJustice Sector
GDS01Te Huri Mōhiotanga Hei Uara: Nga Tohutohu Rautaki Ki 2030 – Turning Knowledge into Value: Strategic Directions to 2030
December 2016Department of Internal AffairsFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS02Archives 2057 Strategy
May 2017
Department of Internal AffairsFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS03National Library of New Zealand Digitisation Plan 2019-2022August 2019Department of Internal AffairsFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS04Ethnic Communities Strategic FrameworkJanuary 2020Department of Internal AffairsFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS05Strategy for a Digital Public ServiceMarch 2020Department of Internal AffairsFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS06Three Waters Reform ProgrammeJuly 2020Department of Internal AffairsFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS01National Civil Defence Emergency Management StrategyMarch 2008Department of the Prime Minister and CabinetFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS02National Disaster Resilience Strategy April 2019Department of the Prime Minister and CabinetFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS03Cyber security strategy 2019July 2019Department of the Prime Minister and CabinetFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS04Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy 2019August 2019Department of the Prime Minister and CabinetFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS05Counter Terrorism StrategyFebruary 2020Department of the Prime Minister and CabinetFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS01Pacific StrategyApril 2019Education Review OfficeEducation and Workforce Sector
GDS01Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2017–2020 (jointly held between GCSB and NZSIS)April 2018Government Communications Security BureauFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS01Our Corporate Strategy

May–September 2016Inland Revenue Department
Finance and Government Administration Sector
GDS01Cadastre 2034 February 2014Land Information New ZealandPrimary Sector
GDS02Positioning StrategyMay 2014Land Information New ZealandPrimary Sector
GDS03He Whāriki Maurua – Business with Māori Strategy
September 2014Land Information New Zealand
Primary Sector
GDS04Topographic Strategy March 2015Land Information New ZealandPrimary Sector
GDS05 Outcomes FrameworkDecember 2017Land Information New Zealand
Primary Sector
GDS06Crown Property Strategy June 2018Land Information New Zealand
Primary Sector
GDS07Regulatory Stewardship StrategyAugust 2018Land Information New Zealand
Primary Sector
GDS01Children’s Action PlanOctober 2012Ministry for Children – Oranga TamarikiSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS02Youth Justice Work Programme (previously called Youth Crime Action Plan)October 2013Ministry for Children – Oranga TamarikiSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS03Mahi Aroha Carers' Strategy Action PlanDecember 2019Ministry for Children – Oranga TamarikiSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS01Pacific Languages FrameworkOctober 2012Ministry for Pacific PeoplesSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS02Mahi Aroha Carers’ Strategy Action PlanDecember 2019Ministry for Pacific PeoplesSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS01Biosecurity Science Strategy for New Zealand – Mahere Rautaki Putaiao WhakamaruOctober 2007Ministry for Primary IndustriesPrimary Sector
GDS02 Harvest Strategy Standard for New Zealand Fisheries October 2008Ministry for Primary IndustriesPrimary Sector
GDS03Cadmium and New Zealand Agriculture and HorticultureFebruary 2011Ministry for Primary IndustriesPrimary Sector
GDS04Research and Science Information Standard for New Zealand Fisheries
May 2011Ministry for Primary Industries
Primary Sector
GDS05Aquaculture Strategy and Five-year Action Plan to Support AquacultureApril 2012Ministry for Primary IndustriesPrimary Sector
GDS06Animal Welfare Matters
May 2013Ministry for Primary Industries
Primary Sector
GDS07National Plan of Action – SharksJanuary 2014Ministry for Primary IndustriesPrimary Sector
GDS08Science Strategy – Rautaki Putaiao
October 2015Ministry for Primary Industries
Primary Sector
GDS09Biosecurity 2025 Direction Statement
November 2016
Ministry for Primary IndustriesPrimary Sector
GDS10Primary Sector Science Roadmap – Te Ao Tūroa June 2017
Ministry for Primary IndustriesPrimary Sector
GDS11New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka Threat Management PlanJuly 2017Ministry for Primary IndustriesPrimary Sector
GDS12 Essential Freshwater (jointly held between MPI and MfE)October 2018Ministry for Primary IndustriesPrimary Sector
GDS13National Blue Cod StrategyDecember 2018Ministry for Primary IndustriesPrimary Sector
GDS14Aquaculture StrategySeptember 2019Ministry for Primary IndustriesPrimary Sector
GDS15A Strategy for New Zealand Food SafetyNovember 2019Ministry for Primary IndustriesPrimary Sector
GDS16National Plan of Action SeabirdsMay 2020Ministry for Primary IndustriesPrimary Sector
GDS17Te Kaweka Takohaka mō te HoihoAugust 2020Ministry for Primary IndustriesPrimary Sector
GDS01 Urban Design ProtocolMarch 2005Ministry for the EnvironmentEnvironment Sector
GDS02National Implementation Plan Under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic PollutantsDecember 2006Ministry for the EnvironmentEnvironment Sector
GDS03Waste StrategyOctober 2010Ministry for the EnvironmentEnvironment Sector
GDS04Clean Healthy Air for All New ZealandersAugust 2011Ministry for the EnvironmentEnvironment Sector
GDS05Hitting the Mark – Our Strategic Plan to 2045
December 2015Ministry for the Environment
Environment Sector
GDS06Mātauranga Whakauka Taiao -
Environmental Education for Sustainability (jointly held between DoC and MfE)
July 2017Ministry for the EnvironmentEnvironment Sector
GDS07Our Science Strategy – Rautaki Pūtaiao May 2018Ministry for the Environment
Environment Sector
GDS08 Essential Freshwater (jointly held between MPI and MfE)October 2018Ministry for the EnvironmentEnvironment Sector
GDS09 Shared Interests in FreshwaterOctober 2018Ministry for the EnvironmentEnvironment Sector
GDS10Sustainability StrategyJuly 2020Ministry for the EnvironmentEnvironment Sector
GDS01Mahi Aroha Carers' Strategy Action PlanDecember 2019Ministry for WomenSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS01Vision MātaurangaJuly 2007Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS02Oil Emergency Response StrategyJuly 2008Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS03Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy 2011–2016 August 2011Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS04Energy Strategy August 2011Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS05Strategy to 2040: He kai kei aku ringaNovember 2012Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS06Refugee SettlementDecember 2012Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEducation and Workforce Sector
GDS07He Whare Āhuru He Oranga Tāngata – The Māori Housing StrategyJuly 2014Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS08Nation of Curious Minds – He Whenua Hihiri I Te Mahara: A National Strategic Plan for Science In Society (jointly held by MBIE and MoE)
July 2014Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEducation and Workforce Sector
GDS09Investment Attraction Strategy
July 2015Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS10Pacific Economic Strategy
August 2015Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS11National Statement of Science Investment
October 2015Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS12Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy 2017–2022June 2017Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS13Health and Safety at Work Strategy
December 2018Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Education and Workforce Sector
GDS14Tourism StrategyMay 2019Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS15Conformance System StrategyJuly 2019Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS16From the Knowledge Wave to the Digital AgeJuly 2019Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS17Small Business StrategyJuly 2019Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS18Our Employment StrategyAugust 2019Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS19Economic Plan for a Productive, Sustainable and Inclusive EconomySeptember 2019Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS20Responsibly Delivering ValueNovember 2019Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS21Growing Innovative Industries in New Zealand - Agritech Industry Transformation PlanJuly 2020Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS22Building for the FutureDecember 2020Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS23Major Events StrategyNKMinistry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS24Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) StrategyNKMinistry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEconomic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS01Defence White Paper 2016
June 2016Ministry of Defence
External Sector
GDS02 Strategic Defence Policy Statement July 2018Ministry of Defence
External Sector
GDS03Defence Capability Plan 2019June 2019Ministry of DefenceExternal Sector
GDS01Nation of Curious Minds – He Whenua Hihiri I Te Mahara: A National Strategic Plan for Science In Society (jointly held between MBIE and MoE) July 2014Ministry of EducationEducation and Workforce Sector
GDS02International Student Wellbeing StrategyJune 2017Ministry of EducationEducation and Workforce Sector
GDS03International Education Strategy – He Rautaki Mātauranga A AoAugust 2018Ministry of EducationEducation and Workforce Sector
GDS04Learning Support Action Plan 2019-2025July 2019Ministry of EducationEducation and Workforce Sector
GDS05Mahi Aroha Carers' Strategy Action PlanDecember 2019Ministry of EducationEducation and Workforce Sector
GDS06Action Plan for Pacific Education 2020–2030 – Education in New ZealandJuly 2020Ministry of EducationEducation and Workforce Sector
GDS07Ka Hikitia - Ka HāpaitiaJuly 2020Ministry of EducationEducation and Workforce Sector
GDS08Tau Mai Te Reo July 2020Ministry of EducationEducation and Workforce Sector
GDS01Antarctic and Southern Ocean ScienceApril 2011Ministry of Foreign Affairs and TradeExternal Sector
GDS02Opening Doors to ChinaFebruary 2012Ministry of Foreign Affairs and TradeExternal Sector
GDS03ASEAN Partnership One Pathway to Ten NationsJuly 2013Ministry of Foreign Affairs and TradeExternal Sector
GDS04Advancing with Australia2013Ministry of Foreign Affairs and TradeExternal Sector
GDS05Our People Strategy July 2017 Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
External Sector
GDS06 Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2018–2028June 2018Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
External Sector
GDS07The International Coperation for Effective Sustainable Development Policy StatementNovember 2019Ministry of Foreign Affairs and TradeExternal Sector
GDS08Trade Recovery StrategyJune 2020Ministry of Foreign Affairs and TradeExternal Sector
GDS09India - New Zealand 2025 NKMinistry of Foreign Affairs and TradeExternal Sector
GDS01Reduced Waiting Times for Public Hospital Elective ServicesMarch 2000Ministry of HealthHealth Sector
GDS02Palliative Care StrategyFebruary 2001Ministry of HealthHealth Sector
GDS03Primary Health Care StrategyFebruary 2001Ministry of HealthHealth Sector
GDS04Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy – Phase OneOctober 2001Ministry of HealthHealth Sector
GDS05Health of Older People StrategyApril 2002Ministry of HealthHealth Sector
GDS06Youth Health 2002September 2002Ministry of HealthHealth Sector
GDS07 Cancer Control StrategyAugust 2003Ministry of HealthHealth Sector
GDS08Suicide Prevention StrategyJune 2006Ministry of HealthHealth Sector
GDS09Medicines New Zealand
December 2007Ministry of HealthHealth Sector
GDS10Ambulance Service StrategyJune 2009Ministry of HealthHealth Sector
GDS11National Plan for Child Cancer Services in New Zealand
December 2011Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS12Whāia Te Ao Mārama – The Māori Disability Action Plan for Disability Support Services August 2012 Ministry of HealthHealth Sector
GDS13Rising to the Challenge – The Mental Health and Addiction Service Development Plan December 2012Ministry of HealthHealth Sector
GDS14Suicide Prevention Action PlanMay 2013Ministry of HealthHealth Sector
GDS15National Health IT Plan UpdateNovember 2013Ministry of HealthHealth Sector
GDS16Care Closer to HomeFebruary 2014Ministry of HealthHealth Sector
GDS17‘Ala Mo’ui – Pathways to Pacific Health and WellbeingJune 2014Ministry of HealthHealth Sector
GDS18He Korowai Oranga – Māori Health StrategyJune 2014Ministry of HealthHealth Sector
GDS19Cancer Plan
December 2014Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS20Disability Support Services Strategic Plan June 2015Ministry of HealthHealth Sector
GDS21Implementing Medicines New ZealandJune 2015Ministry of HealthHealth Sector
GDS22Cancer Health Information Strategy
July 2015Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS23Living Well with Diabetes
October 2015Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS24Health Strategy 2016
April 2016Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS25Pharmacy Action Plan
May 2016 Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS26Disability Strategy 2016 (jointly held between MoH and MSD)
November 2016
Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS27 Faiva Ora 2016–2021 – National Pasifika Disability Plan August 2017Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS28Influenza Pandemic Plan: A framework for actionAugust 2017Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS29Whāia Te Ao Mārama – The Māori Disability Action PlanMarch 2018Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS30Where I Live; How I Live – Disability Support Services Community Residential Support Services StrategyMarch 2018Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS31Mental Health and Addiction Workforce Action PlanApril 2018Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS32National Poliomyelitis Response Plan for New ZealandFebruary 2019Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS33National Syphilis Action PlanJune 2019Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS34Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm 2019-20 to 2021-22June 2019Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS35Every Life Matters He Tapu te Oranga o ia Tangata - Suicide Prevention Strategy 2019-2029September 2019Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS36Mahi Aroha Carers' Strategy Action PlanDecember 2019 Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS37COVID-19 Health and Disability System Response PlanApril 2020Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS38Ola Manuia Pacific Health and Wellbeing action plan 2020-2025April 2020Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS39Whakamaua Māori Health Action Plan 2020–2025July 2020Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS40Tā Tātau Rautaki Our Strategy October 2020Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS41Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan November 2020Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS42Kia Kaha, Kia Māia, Kia Ora Aotearoa: COVID-19 Psychological and Mental Wellbeing PlanDecember 2020Ministry of Health
Health Sector
GDS01 Public Housing Plan August 2018Ministry of Housing and Urban DevelopmentSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS02Homelessness Action Plan 2020-2023February 2020Ministry of Housing and Urban DevelopmentSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS01 Our Māori Strategy – Te Haerenga September 2017Ministry of JusticeJustice Sector
GDS01Māori Housing Network Investment StrategyOctober 2015Ministry of Māori DevelopmentMāori Affairs Sector
GDS02Maihi Karauna - The Crown’s Strategy for Māori Language Revitalisation 2019–2023February 2019Ministry of Māori DevelopmentMāori Affairs Sector
GDS03Mahi Aroha Carers' Strategy Action PlanDecember 2019Ministry of Māori DevelopmentMāori Affairs Sector
GDS01Youth Development Strategy AotearoaJanuary 2002Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS02Caring for the Carers – He Atawhai i te Hunga Ngākau Oha o AotearoaFebruary 2014Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS03Disability Strategy 2016 (jointly held between MoH and MSD)
November 2016
Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS04Social Housing Investment StrategyAugust 2017Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS05Employment and Social Outcomes Investment StrategyOctober 2018Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS06Sign Language StrategyOctober 2018Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS07Te Pae Tata Māori Strategy and Action PlanJune 2019Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS08Family Violence Funding ApproachJune 2019Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS09Pacific Prosperity Our People, Our Solutions, Our FutureOctober 2019Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS10Better Late Life - He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034 - Super SeniorsNovember 2019Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS11Disability Action Plan 2019-2023November 2019Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS12Mahi Aroha Carers' Strategy Action PlanDecember 2019Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS13Elder Abuse in AotearoaJuly 2020Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS14Working MattersJuly 2020Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS15Youth Plan 2020-2022July 2020Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS16Social Sector CommissioningAugust 2020Ministry of Social DevelopmentSocial Services and Community Sector
GDS01National Airspace Policy April 2012Ministry of TransportEconomic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS02International Air Transport Policy August 2012Ministry of Transport
Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS03Transport Domain Plan July 2016Ministry of Transport
Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS04Framework for Shaping our Transport SystemJune 2018Ministry of Transport
Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS05 Government Policy Statement on Land Transport June 2018Ministry of Transport
Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS06Taking Flight: An Aviation System for the Automated AgeJuly 2019Ministry of Transport
Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS07Road to Zero - New Zealand's Road Safety Strategy 2020-2030December 2019Ministry of Transport
Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS08Transport Evidence Base StrategyDecember 2019Ministry of Transport
Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS09Maritime Security StrategyDecember 2020Ministry of Transport
Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector
GDS01Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2017–2020 (jointly held between GCSB and NZSIS)April 2018New Zealand Security Intelligence ServiceFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS01 Leadership Strategy for the State Services November 2013Public Service CommissionFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS02 Open Government PartnershipOctober 2016Public Service CommissionFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS01Transforming the New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings April 2012Statistics New ZealandFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS02 2018 Census Strategy September 2016Statistics New ZealandFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS032018 Census Data Quality Management Strategy July 2017Statistics New ZealandFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS04Open Data Action Plan July 2017Statistics New ZealandFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS05Empowering Agencies to Use Data More Effectively March 2018Statistics New ZealandFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS06Data Strategy and Roadmap for New ZealandOctober 2018Statistics New ZealandFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS01Thirty Year New Zealand Infrastructure PlanAugust 2015The TreasuryFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS02He Tirohanga Mokopuna – 2016 Statement on the Long-term Fiscal Position
November 2016The TreasuryFinance and Government Administration Sector
GDS03 He Puna Hao Pātiki – 2018 Investment Statement March 2018The TreasuryFinance and Government Administration Sector