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Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu)

Website: Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit: Superu

We are the Families Commission and operate as Superu (the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit), an autonomous Crown entity governed by the Crown Entities Act 2004. We provide an independent perspective with regard to Government policy.

We were established by the Families Commission Act 2003 (amended 2013) to act as an advocate for the interests of families generally, and now also have responsibility to monitor and evaluate programmes and interventions in the social sector and to provide social science research into key issues.

Getting your organisation ready to do evaluations

This user-friendly step-by-step guide will help organisations become more evaluation focussed in a structured and systematic way. This tool has been trialled with a number of...

What Works - Parenting Programmes Effective with Whānau

 What Works: Parenting Programmes Effective with Whānau has been designed for policy analysts, programme developers and/or funders to provide information on kaupapa Māori and culturally adapted...

In Focus: Family Resilience

Many families successfully cope with difficult situations, but some do not. ‘Family resilience’ explains how families draw on protective resources to adapt to the risks they...

Growing up in New Zealand: Now we are 4

These reports are part of the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study and were prepared by the University of Auckland. They focus on the children from the...

Evidence rating scale

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...

Evaluation standards for Aotearoa New Zealand ANZEA

Superu has worked in partnership with the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association (ANZEA) to develop a set of Aotearoa-specific evaluation standards that set out the expectations...