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Setting the standards

Standards of evidence are tools that help give decision-makers confidence that a programme or policy has a particular outcome. They show people how to gather better evidence, increase accountability and share information on what works.

Celebrating Matariki

Matariki whetu ki te Rangi
Tāngata ora ki te Whenua

Pleiades stars in the sky
People well-being on Earth

Just launched - The Families Commissioner Blog

Len Cook, the Families Commissioner, uses this blog to share his views on the nature of families and the important role they play in society. Here, Len will highlight trends that need to be considered in the development and delivery of social policy and programmes.

Effective Community-level change

Community-level initiatives have been widely implemented in New Zealand and overseas.

Working to reduce family violence

Strong, healthy, non-violent relationships are the foundation of resilient families and whānau, but current levels of family violence in New Zealand are unacceptably high.

From the Chief Executive – Deciding what to research and why

Kia ora

At Superu, we are often asked how we decide what research and evaluation needs to be undertaken and how we prioritise this work.  There are several factors that drive our work programme. 

Synthesising evidence on vulnerable children

Superu helps build the social science evidence base by synthesising evidence on priority themes, particularly around vulnerable populations.  An area of recent focus has been on children of gangs and children with a parent in prison.

Reducing the impact of alcohol on family violence

In April 2015, Superu published a paper addressing the link between alcohol and family violence. Previously little focus had been given to bringing together research on the role of alcohol in family violence – specifically intimate partner violence (IPV) and child maltreatment.

Last update: 22 Apr 2018