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13 Nov 2017
The report looks at how New Zealand is putting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Children’s Convention) into practice, and where it can do better. The report makes three recommendations that Government can put into place immediately:  Make sure policy and legislative...

Aug 2017
In this paper, Pūmau Tonu te Mauri, Living as Māori, now and in the future Sir Mason reminds us of the challenge to adopt and support policies and programmes that foster a secure cultural identity so that Māori might live well as Māori. This is the first in a series of papers Te Puni...

Jul 2017
This discussion document explores some proposals for improving the way social policy entitlements and obligations are administered by Inland Revenue. These entitlement and obligation payments are: Working for Families Tax Credits; child support; student loan...

Jul 2017
This report reviews the state of New Zealand's science advisory ecosystem, identifying where progressive improvements could still be made.

Jun 2017
The Ministry for Pacific Peoples’ Pacific Policy Analysis Tool – Kapasa has been updated to add value to the public policy development process, and also includes updated data and case studies. It encourages a strengths-based approach to policy development that draws upon the strengths and values of Pacific families and...

5 Apr 2017
Superu’s annual conference, Evidence to Action, was held on 30 July 2015, 15 April 2016 and 19 June 2017.  The aim of the event was to share knowledge and experience of how to achieve positive outcomes from the uptake and application of evidence gained from research and evaluation. 2017 E2A...

Mar 2017
Topics: Guide, Research, Policy
Good intentions for social policies, programmes, services and practices are not always enough. Decision-makers need quality evidence to know whether the programmes or services and they develop, invest in, or deliver are making a positive difference.

16 Dec 2016
Services play an important and growing role in international trade. They are an important export earner for New Zealand – representing 29% of our total exports on a gross basis. Today, however, services are not only traded across borders on their own but are also combined with goods exports (ie, embedded services) and are...

Jul 2016
This report focuses on the effectiveness of fees-free places and secondary-tertiary programmes in keeping young people in education, assisting them to attain NCEA Level 2 or equivalent and promoting higher level study in tertiary education. It also includes information on employment and other destinations. It covers the period...

Jun 2016
State of Care 2016 is an annual report based on our independent monitoring of Child, Youth and Family’s policies, practices and services. It includes feedback from children and young people about their experiences in the system.

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