Glossary of terms

Activities: Individual tasks usually with a short time frame.

Capability: Resources, competencies and processes that an organisation needs to efficiently deliver the goods and services required to achieve the results sought.

Impact: A desired long-term effect of the Ministry of Transport’s work programme on the transport sector.

Indicator: A measure that is used to track changes in the outcome.

Intervention: Interventions include legislation, policies, transfers, programmes and service delivery arrangements.

Outcome: A desired goal of the government.

Output: A key deliverable of the Ministry of Transport’s work programme.
National Land Transport Fund (NLTF): The primary source of funding for State highway improvement and management projects, allocated by the NZ Transport Agency.

Rationale: The logic, or the ‘why’, behind the Ministry of Transport’s planned programmes of action.

Roads of National Significance (RoNS): In 2009, the government announced a major investment in seven of New Zealand’s most important routes. Called, the Roads of National Significance (RoNS), these routes are critical to ensuring that users have access to significant markets and areas of employment and economic growth.

Risk management: The culture, processes and structures that are directed towards the continuous management of both opportunities and adverse effects impacting on our business.

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