2019 Strategic Assessment and COVID-19 Strategic Assessment

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From: Sebastian

Dear Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

This is a request for information relating to strategic assessments produced by MFAT.

The 2020 MFAT Annual Report refers to a strategic assessment completed in 2019 (p.5):

"In 2019 we completed the first of what will be three yearly strategic assessments."

The 2021 MFAT Annual Report refers to a strategic assessment on the topic of COVID-19 (p.48):

"A refresh of our strategic framework saw us adopt a new purpose statement and strategic goals. This followed an extensive COVID-19-related strategic assessment, aimed at informing the Government’s recovery objectives."

I would like to make a request for copies of:

ONE: The 2019 Strategic Assessment

TWO: The COVID-19-related strategic assessment referred to in the 2021 Annual Report above

THREE: If the MFAT Strategic Policy Unit has produced any other strategic assessments since the beginning of 2020, I would like to request a list of them, including the assessment title and date of issue

Yours faithfully,

Sebastian

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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Kia ora Sebastian

 

Thank you for your OIA request received on 25 July 2022 for:

ONE: The 2019 Strategic Assessment

 

TWO: The COVID-19-related strategic assessment referred to in the 2021
Annual Report above

 

THREE: If the MFAT Strategic Policy Unit has produced any other strategic
assessments since the beginning of 2020, I would like to request a list of
them, including the assessment title and date of issue

 

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Ngā mihi

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

 

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Attachment OIA 28201 Sebastian Response MFAT.pdf
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Attachment OIA 28201 Sebastian Key foreign policy priorities 2021 24 Redacted.pdf
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Kia ora Sebastian

 

Please find attached MFAT’s response to your OIA request.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatû Aorere

 

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