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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 2017 conference: registrations open!

20 Mar 2017

Registrations are now open for Superu’s annual Evidence to Action conference, which will take place on Monday 19 June at Rydges Hotel in Wellington.  

This event brings together New Zealand’s social service community to network and share their insights about what works. This year, we will focus on the nexus between evidence and action.

Study looks at why some whānau say they are doing better than others

3 Apr 2017

A study published by Superu today reports that the quality of whānau relationships, individual life satisfaction, age, gender and family type influenced how well Māori said their whānau were doing...

The Government Outcomes Catalogue Tool

7 Nov 2016

The Treasury and Superu have developed a catalogue of the social outcomes for government priority programmes.  The catalogue maps government priorities, outcomes, and proposed or actual measures (...

Evidence Rating Scale

30 Mar 2017

The evidence rating scale is a broad framework within which different types of evidence and a range of world views can be examined. It is designed to show where an existing programme is succeeding...

Last update: 27 Apr 2017