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.

Evidence to Action 2018 conference

12 Dec 2017

We're looking forward to seeing you at our Evidence to Action conference in Wellington on 10 April 2018.  Join us for lively discussions about families, whanau and change as we focus on future options for policies and programmes, research and evaluation. Registrations are now open.

Making sense of evidence: A guide to using evidence in policy

15 Mar 2018

Our latest handbook helps you take a structured approach to using evidence at every stage of the policy and programme development cycle. 

What we've learned about families and whanau

14 Dec 2017

The Families Commission and, more recently, Superu have done a significant amount of research on what works to improve outcomes for families and whanau, which we'd like to share with you.

Bridging Cultural Perspectives

21 Feb 2018

Western science is often given prominence over other systems of knowledge.  This report explores a model of using Western science and mātauranga Māori knowledge side-by-side.

Last update: 15 Mar 2018