The work of Crown entities is immensely important for achieving results for New Zealanders. Crown entities provide many of the services provided by the State sector. In order to deliver better services, government departmentsand Crown entities need to work well together.The Government expectsdepartments and Crown entities to see themselves as part of the State. Changes were made in 2013 to the Crown Entities Act 2004 (CEA), along with the State Sector Act1988 (SSA) and the Public Finance Act 1989 (PFA), to support the focus on results and on collective impact from agencies working together or using common approaches.1
1: The legislative changes were a core element of the State sector reforms in response to the 2011 Better Public Services Advisory Group Report and the 2010 Crown Entity Compliance Cost Review Group's report to the Minister of Finance.