Research evidence

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27 Jun 2018

As part of Superu’s 'legacy' approach, which aimed to not leave useful work on the shelf after our disestablishment on 30 June 2018, we contracted Dr ‘Ana Koloto of Pacific Research and Evaluation Limited to complete a catalogue of government-funded research related to Pasifika...

Document type: Annotated Bibliography
Size: 341.67 KB
10 Apr 2018

In 2014 the Families Commission Act was amended to give the Families Commission a new function alongside its role as advocate for the interests of families (and whānau). In addition to advocacy, the Commission was made responsible for monitoring and evaluating programmes and interventions...

Document type: Report
Size: 1.04 MB
15 Mar 2018

The handbook helps you take a structured approach to using evidence at every stage of the policy and programme development cycle. Whether you work for central or local government, or the community and voluntary sector, you'll find advice to help you:

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Document type: Capacity Tool
Size: 3.9 MB
15 Mar 2018

This At A Glance is a summary of the Making sense of evidence: A guide to using evidence in policy handbook.

The handbook helps you take a...

Document type: Fact Sheet
Size: 498.1 KB
8 Feb 2018

This research looks at residential movements in New Zealand. Previous studies have linked frequent movement with poor outcomes for the affected individuals and their families, including poor education and health outcomes. Frequent residential moves, especially involuntary ones, can also...

Document type: Report
Size: 2.38 MB
14 Dec 2017

Since 2004*, the Families Commission and, more recently, Superu have done a significant amount of research on what works to improve outcomes for families and whanau. Large shares of health, housing, care and protection services are provided by families and whanau, and generally neither...

Document type: Fact Sheet
Size: 270.1 KB
4 May 2017

This report identifies the critical factors that helped and hindered the evaluations of the Barnardos and Pillars programmes, as well as the systems and skills organisations should ideally have in place before undertaking a process or outcomes evaluation. 

Document type: Report
Size: 1.47 MB
4 May 2017

This case study details the outcomes evaluation undertaken with Barnardos in Whangarei on its in-home parenting programme. The evaluation focused on how well the programme met its objectives in changing clients’ lives for the better (ie effectiveness).

Document type: Report
Size: 2.15 MB
4 May 2017

This case study explains the process evaluation undertaken with Pillars in Christchurch on their mentoring programme for children with a caregiver in prison. The purpose was to assess how well the programme worked for its clients (ie efficiency).

Document type: Report
Size: 1.73 MB
9 Feb 2017

Superu has published research on where people went when they went off a benefit.

The research looked at 140,000 people who moved off a benefit from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011. This period was chosen because it allowed a two-year follow-up period that was not affected by...

Document type: Report
Size: 1.67 MB
Last update: 18 Oct 2018