Projects tagged with Policy
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2 May 2014
Topics: Evaluation, Research, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Sustainability, Families & Whānau, Policy, Public Service, Healthcare, Children, Quality of Life
This publication is a report on the review of the Children’s Spectacle Subsidy. The review was carried out by Litmus Ltd and evaluated the relevance, effectiveness, value for money and sustainability of the Subsidy. It was conducted between August and November 2012 and involved a literature review, qualitative stakeholder...
Topics: Evaluation, Research, Employment & Labour, Productivity, Social Services, Policy, Information & Communications Technology
The Productivity Commission was asked by the Government to build a better understanding of the services sector and find ways to lift its productivity. The final report follows an issues paper and two interim reports. The Commission considered 56 submissions, met with over 60 interested parties, and surveyed 1 526 businesses....
Topics: Evaluation, Law & Justice, Employment & Labour, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Policy, Labour force
This inquiry has been very challenging, and has taken a long time to complete. The difficulty we had in completing the inquiry reflects the scale and complexity of the problems that have beset the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Board (the Board). It also reflects that the last two years have been a time of considerable...
15 Apr 2014
Attracting and retaining international students is one of the New Zealand Government’s key priorities. The Settlement, Protection and Attraction Branch of Immigration New Zealand, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is currently working on expanding the information that it provides to international students about...
Effective Parenting Programmes: A review of the effectiveness of parenting programmes for parents of vulnerable children
14 Apr 2014
with: Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit: Superu , Families Commission (now operates as the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit: Superu)
Topics: Evaluation, Peer Support, Abuse & Neglect, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Policy, Public Service, Healthcare, Children, Māori, Pacific People, Vulnerable & Disadvantaged
This report reviews the evidence on the effectiveness of parenting programmes, as a way of reducing the risk of maltreatment of vulnerable children aged 0-6 years. We looked at both national and international evidence to identify parenting programmes that work and those that do not work, including for Māori and Pacific peoples....
Probity Report: Retrospective Probity Review of the RFP process for Regional & National Services to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm
4 Apr 2014
This is the final report of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ retrospective review of the RFP process for Regional and National Services to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm. The report covers the tender process up to the preparing of a draft memo setting out the evaluation results and the recommended list of...
with: Statistics New Zealand
This paper outlines potential options for future censuses in New Zealand. These options form the basis for investigative work to assess the feasibility of each option. The emphasis in this paper is on describing administrative census options. This version forms an initial set of working assumptions. The...
Topics: Evaluation, Research, Employment & Labour, Housing & Homelessness, Income & Wealth, Inequality, Poverty & Child Poverty, Social Security & Welfare, Families & Whānau, Households, Policy, Older People, Vulnerable & Disadvantaged, Quality of Life, Socio-economic status
The Household Incomes Report provides information on the material wellbeing of New Zealanders as indicated by their household incomes from all sources from 1982 to 2013. The report uses data from Statistics New Zealand’s 2012-13 Household Economic Survey (HES) to update the previous report in the series which...
4 Mar 2014
Topics: Monitoring, Natural Resources, Local Government, Policy, Healthcare, Biotechnology, Science & Technology
This report describes the microbiological and chemical quality of water in New Zealand drinking-water supplies serving populations of more than 100 people, and progress towards meeting the requirements of the Health Act 1956, from July 2012 to June 2013.
3 Mar 2014
This report provides an evidence-based overview of the implementation and delivery of the Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme (RFPP) during its first 18 months, (July 2011 to December 2012). It also recommends options to enhance the future implementation of the programme.
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