Research evidence

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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 issues,...
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 level...
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 the bodies...
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 Quigley and Watts Ltd to complete...
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 research summary can be used...
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 project was commissioned to...
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 Outcomes for Social Housing Tenants:...
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. The Protocol sets out...
Document type: Report
Size: 193.42 KB
5 Nov 2015
Supporting families with complex needs often requires funding and delivery arrangements that differ from standard social services. A continuum of interventions, including individual, targeted approaches alongside universal approaches, is required to bring about significant change at the population...
Document type: Research Summary
Size: 308.97 KB
5 Nov 2015
Provision of integrated social services is not new. It is however, increasingly being seen as key to addressing service fragmentation and inefficiencies. But what do we know about how well social service integration works to improve outcomes for vulnerable groups of people, in New Zealand and...
Document type: What Works
Size: 775.57 KB
Last update: 25 May 2017