The e-GIF is a collection of policies and standards endorsed for New Zealand government information technology (IT) systems. It has the following benefits: 1) Helps government agencies more easily work together electronically; 2) Makes systems, knowledge and experience reusable from one agency to another; and 3) Reduces the effort required to deal with government online by encouraging consistency of approach.
The current version of the e-GIF is Version 3.3 http://www.e.govt.nz/standards/e-gif/e-gif-v-3-3/. These documents have been revised and published as a part of the e-Government Interoperability Framework Programme. This version was released in February 2008.