GCDO's role in the investment system
The Treasury's Investment Management and Asset Performance (IMAP) team oversees NZ's government investment system with a specific focus on improving the effectiveness of investment management and asset performance in the state sector supported by central agencies and functional leaders, including the GCDO.
Working together we operate as a multi-functional group connecting expertise to provide robust advice to Ministers and agencies to inform investment decisions.
The GCDO provides a system view of government’s investment in digital, data and technology. As part of our partnership with the central agencies and other functional leaders, we bring a digital perspective and expertise to key investment activities, including:
- long-term investment planning
- four-year planning
- business case development
- assurance planning and oversight.
The System Assurance team operates as part of the wider team within the GCDO that has a broad and integrated role in the investment system. The diagram below illustrates a typical GCDO engagement during the investment lifecycle.
Diagram: GCDO engagement across the investment lifecycle
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There are 2 bullet points under 'Think'. The first says strategic advice on alignment to digital government strategy and outcomes is given by the Strategy, Planning and Investment team. The second says that guidance and advice on digital government enterprise architecture standards is given by the Government Enterprise Architecture team.
There are 2 bullet points under 'Plan'. The first says that investment advice and support on business cases is given by the Strategy, Planning and Investment team. The second says that advice and support on assurance planning, including agreeing an engagement plan with the Senior Responsibile Owner, is done with the System Assurance team.
There are 2 bullet points under 'Do'. The first says that the quality review of assurance plans, terms of reference for independent assurance reviews and assurance reports is done by the System Assurance team. The second says that the System Assurance team manages the quality of assurance providers on the GCDO Assurance Services Panel.
There is 1 bullet point under 'Review'. It says that the System Assurance team engages with agencies and communities of practice to share lessons and system level themes.
Further detail on how to engage with the central agencies and functional leaders can be found using the links below: