Welcome to Superu's website

Superu is a government agency that focuses on what works to improve the lives of families, children and whānau. They are at the centre of what we do.

We work closely with decision-makers in the social sector – the people who develop, fund, deliver, research and evaluate social policies and programmes – so that they can have the good-quality evidence needed to help solve complex social issues.

Key work programmes head to other agencies

1 Nov 2017

In July 2017, Cabinet confirmed its decision to disestablish Superu. As a result, some of our key work programmes have been delegated or transferred to other agencies, effective from 1 November 2017. What's going where? And what's left at Superu? Plenty! It’s an interesting and challenging time for the social sector, and we’ll be working hard to keep families at the forefront of the discussion. 

Penguins speak plain English

20 Oct 2017

Some months ago, we sat down to devise a handbook for those new to evaluation, so the penguin-led journey began. It's received plaudits and praise, and is now a finalist in the Plain English Awards.

The Government Outcomes Catalogue Tool

7 Nov 2016

The Treasury and Superu have updated the Outcomes Catalogue, a searchable spreadsheet of government priorities, outcomes and measures for a range of social sector programmes.

Cutting through the jargon

7 Jun 2017

The social sector has its own language, and Superu has come to the rescue with an extended glossary to help you navigate the jargon associated with evaluation concepts and techniques. 

Last update: 1 Nov 2017