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Superu's briefing to the incoming minister

We are pleased to present our briefing to the incoming Minister for Social Development. The briefing was provided to Hon Carmel Sepuloni on 26 October 2017.

Annual report 2016-17 out now

A government agency's annual report probably isn't at the top of your reading list, but this year we bring you something a little different.

From the CE - Onwards and upwards

A few weeks ago on 26 October, during a moving powhiri at the Ministry of Social Development, we bid farewell to staff involved in some of our key work programmes. I’d like to thank everyone at the Ministry for their hospitality.

Save the date for Evidence to Action 2018

With Superu expected to be disestablished in 2018/19, we want to sign off with a final Evidence to Action conference where we pass on some of what we’ve learned about families and whānau since 2004, when the Families Commission was established.

What works for our kids

The issues some Kiwi kids face are many and vast. Poverty, disadvantage, abuse, mental health issues, family violence, parents in prison…for some children, it’s a long list.

Coming very soon: new research reports

We have new reports and publications due to be published shortly:

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.

Last update: 20 Jun 2019