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. Early-bird registrations are now open.

Publishing Protocol

4 Dec 2015

You've finished writing your research or evaluation, so now what? It's time to publish so the results can benefit everyone. Our 'Government research and evaluation publishing protocol' can help. 

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.

Residential movement within New Zealand: Quantifying and characterising the transient population

8 Feb 2018

Our latest research looks at residential movements in New Zealand. Previous studies have linked frequent movement with poor outcomes, including poor education and health outcomes.

Last update: 8 Feb 2018