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.

Making sense of evaluation: A handbook for everyone

24 Nov 2017

Our 'Making sense of evaluation' handbook has been hugely popular and now it's also award-winning. It won the award for Best Plain English Document (Public Sector) at the 2017 Plain English Awards. It's designed for anyone who needs to know more about how to measure and understand the effectiveness of their programmes. Check it out for yourself here.

Superu's briefing to the incoming minister

7 Dec 2017

We have released our Briefing to the Incoming Minister (BIM). Read our advice to the new Minister for Social Development, and the gaps and issues we see in government in the social sector. 

Evidence at a glance

21 Nov 2017

Our ‘At a Glance’ series uses infographics to illustrate research findings or key information about a priority topic. These publications are a quick, easy introduction to an issue.

Annual report 2016-17 out now

30 Nov 2017

A government agency's annual report probably isn't at the top of your reading list but this year we bring you something a little different: we're taking a look back at what we've learned since 2004.

Last update: 7 Dec 2017