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The value of evidence and evaluation

Superu’s role is to extend and embed the generation and use of evidence and evaluation in decisions affecting New Zealand’s communities, families and whānau.

Using evidence for impact - what's new in August

We are now onto our second edition of the evaluation handbook – Making sense of evaluation – and have made some minor updates and amended the subtitle to reflect what our readers are...

Getting Kiwi kids ready for school

Media release

Most mums of four-year-olds are confident that their child is ready to engage socially at school, although only 62% are confident that their child has the pre-reading and writing skills needed to start school.

Over $1 million granted for research about children

Media release

Over $1 million has been granted to a mix of academic, public and private researchers from the Superu Children and Families Research Fund.

Children and Families Research Fund grants decided

The result of the inaugural round of Superu’s Children’s and Families Research Fund has now been determined, and grants totalling over $1 million have been awarded.

Using the best available evidence to improve public sector decision-making

Dr Sarah Morton from What Works Scotland (a keynote speaker from our Evidence to Action conference) and Andrew Kibblewhite joined a group of senior public sector managers on 21 June...

Making sense of evaluation: A handbook for the social sector

Here at Superu, we have been immersed in the challenge of evaluation and how best to support New Zealand’s social sector to get better at it.

Focus required on the complex needs of families and whanau for more effective social policy

Today (27 June 2017) Superu released its fifth annual Families and Whānau Status Report, a series that measures and monitors the wellbeing of New Zealand families and whānau and the pivotal role they hold in our society.

Last update: 24 Aug 2017