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Complex social issues need good-quality evidence. Decision-makers need to know what works.

Our purpose is to increase the use of evidence by people across the social sector so that they make better decisions – about funding, policies or services – to improve the lives of New Zealand's communities, families and whānau.

Evaluation Capacity Tools for NGOs

1 Sep 2016

Evaluation is about systematically and rigorously assessing the value (merit, worth and importance) of something of interest (e.g. an organisation, programme or project). NGOs can use the toolkit on this page to build their capacity for evaluation. This toolkit is user-friendly and comes with a step-by-step guide (in four parts).   Parts 2-4 are interactive so you can fill them in online and...

Are there ethnic differences in how our families are faring?

13 Jul 2016

Superu will release its latest Families and Whānau Status Report on 22 July 2016. This research provides evidence on the wellbeing of families and whānau so that social sector agencies can make...

Seminar - What Works: Going Digital

4 Aug 2016

Superu’s latest What Works publication, called ‘Going Digital’, looks at how digital tools might be used by and for young people (aged under 25 years) to provide user-centred wellbeing support...

Seminar: Who are Today's Dads? Report Launch

11 Aug 2016

The last 50 years has seen considerable change in the concept and structure of families. Now, many besides the biological father fill the important “Dad” role in the lives of New Zealand children....

Last update: 29 Sep 2016