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 worsen physical and mental wellbeing and future human capital.
This research found that 5.6% of...
8 Feb 2018
This research is a review of the literature about freephone helplines and how they are used to provide social services support.
The research found that helplines remain an important channel for:
reaching a wide range of people with different needs
delivering social services.
Helplines appear to work particularly well when they are integrated with other services. ...
At the request of the Minister of Justice, Superu commissioned an evaluation of the Integrated Safety Response (ISR) pilots being run in Christchurch and Waikato. The pilots began in July 2016 (Christchurch) and October 2016 (Waikato).
This research was commissioned from the Ministerial Social Sector Research Fund, which is used to respond to research and evaluation questions from...
A review of current international and New Zealand literature on what enables NGOs to successfully build their evaluation capacity.
This report describes the origins of Superu's work on Evaluation Capacity Building.
This document explains the overall process - how the tools were co-created with three culturally diverse NGOs.
20 Jul 2017
At the request of the Minister of Finance, Superu commissioned research into the cost of land use regulations on house prices in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.
This research was commissioned from the Ministerial Social Sector Research Fund, which is used to respond to research and evaluation questions from Ministers...
Warning: This handbook contains penguins!1
1No penguins were harmed in the making of this handbook
Now in its second edition, our user-friendly handbook is designed for those working in New Zealand's social sector, and beyond, who need to know more about how to measure and understand the effectiveness of their programmes...
27 Jun 2017
The Families and Whānau Status Report 2017 looks at the pivotal role that families and whānau hold within our society.
It's the fifth in a series of annual reports which provide an essential background to any study, process or programme involving social services, and will aid better decision-making to improve the lives of New Zealand’s families, whānau and their communities.
14 Jun 2017
Enhancing your administrative data when evaluating programmes or services is a practical user guide explaining how organisations can best use administrative data for continuous improvement and to show the impact of their programme or service.