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Families Commission (now operates as the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit)

Website: Families Commission (now operates as the 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.

Setting Cost Effectiveness in Context

Assessing the cost-effectiveness of a policy intervention involves comparing its costs and the value of its outcomes relative to some alternative policy (which might include doing...

Children Come First Radio Series

This radio series, commissioned by the Families Commission, focuses on issues directly impacting New Zealand Families. The five part series covers the topics of poverty, future generations, family...

Voices of Tūhoe

“In 2010, the Families Commission, Te kōmihana Ā whānau met with families and whānau throughout New Zealand to better understand their everyday challenges and real solutions....