A Review of Annual Progress Reports examines annual progress reports producted by government departments and offices. The Public Service Management Act, 1997 mandates the publication of progress reports to illustrate progress in the implementation of strategy statements. International experience is the assessment of annual performance reports is drawn on to help determine criteria against which to judge the quality and relevance of annual progress reports. Three main criteria (with sub-criteria) are used in the review: accessibility, quality of performance reporting and promotion learning.
The review examines annual progress reports produced covering the years 1998 and 1999. From this review of experience to date with the first two rounds of annual progress reports, a number of limitations in current practice are idetified.