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Evidence is evidence, right?

Good intentions for social interventions* are not always enough. Decision-makers need quality evidence to know whether the products or services they develop, invest in or deliver make a positive difference.

The Hub hits 6,300

The Hub is your one-stop-shop for New Zealand social science government research. And it’s just hit 6,300 pieces of research from 54 government agencies which you can search and use as much as you like, for free.

Key work programmes head to other agencies

In July 2017, Cabinet confirmed its decision to disestablish Superu. As a result, some of our key work programmes have been delegated or transferred to other agencies, effective from 1 November 2017.


Penguins speak plain English

Some months ago, the Superu team sat down to devise a handbook for those new to evaluation.

It was important to the team that readers were taken through the theoretical concepts with the help of a real-life case study, and so the penguin-led journey to evaluation competence was born.

A families focus for Superu

By Malcolm Menzies, Chief Executive

Looking after our mental health

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week and a good opportunity to share some of our research on mental health and general wellbeing with others in the social sector. Here’s some of what we shared.

New publications, collaboration and recognition for our evidence team

It’s been another busy month for the team, with two publications, a new collaboration and more success for our evaluation handbook. 

From the CEO –Superu’s achievements and legacy

It’s with some sadness, but also a great deal of pride, that I advise that I'll be leaving Superu at the end of the month.

Kia ora and welcome to Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

This week is a great opportunity to practice Te Reo in your day-to-day interactions, like greeting friends and colleagues – E pëhea ana tō rä? (How’s your day?) – or ordering coffee – He mōwai koa? (Can I have a flat white please?).

So, what does Superu have planned for 2017-18?

We have finalised our 2017-18 Statement of Performance Expectations (SPE) and we’d like to share our upcoming year with you.

Last update: 22 Apr 2018