Research evidence

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17 Jun 2016

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 topic of what works (and what does not) is not widely...

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 1.11 MB
12 May 2016

Child maltreatment and the provision of effective child care and protection services are a topical issue worldwide. Child care and protection services are focused on responding to increasing demand and pressure on the system, and improving the outcomes of children in care. To address these...

Document type: Report
Size: 704.35 KB
12 May 2016

Child maltreatment and the provision of effective child care and protection services are a topical issue worldwide. Child care and protection services are focused on responding to increasing demand and pressure on the system, and improving the outcomes of children in care. To address these...

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 476.34 KB
23 Dec 2015

This report presents the findings of a literature review commissioned by the Ministry of Social Development and Superu. The purpose of the project was to inform the Ministry about what works in community-level initiatives, and how central government can best support effective community...

Document type: Report
Size: 533.35 KB
23 Dec 2015

Superu and the Ministry for Social Development (MSD) commissioned Quigley and Watts Ltd to deliver a research project entitled ‘Community development: Effective community-level change.’ We have conducted this literature scan to inform the scope of the research, and provide an overview of...

Document type: Literature Review
Size: 506.09 KB
23 Dec 2015

This research summary highlights the key findings of the research report “Effective Community-level change: What makes community-level initiatives effective and how can government best support them?”

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and Superu commissioned...

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 159.1 KB
9 Dec 2015

The Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu) commissioned the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR) to develop and test a systems approach to measure the effectiveness of the ‘whole-of-system’ response to prevent family violence.

This...

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 260.52 KB
9 Dec 2015

The Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu) commissioned the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR) to develop and test a systems approach to measure the effectiveness of the ‘whole-of-system’ response to prevent family violence.

This...

Document type: Report
Size: 935.88 KB
8 Dec 2015

This rapid review adds to the knowledge base of evidence informing services and programmes for social housing. Specifically, what the outcomes are for social housing tenants relative to the proportion of social housing in an area.

Neighbourhood Social Mix and...

Document type: Report
Size: 752.29 KB
4 Dec 2015

Government agencies undertake a substantial amount of social science research and evaluation each year. The Government Social Science Research and Evaluation Publishing Protocol is for agencies that carry out, commission or communicate social science research and evaluation.

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Document type: Report
Size: 193.42 KB
Last update: 26 Jun 2017