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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.

Off-benefit transitions

The research looked at 140,000 people who moved off a benefit from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011. This period was chosen because it allowed...

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...

Paid Parent Leave - In Focus

Paid parental leave is part of a package of government policies that support parents and families. This paper discusses both the labour market dynamics associated with...

For whom the bells tolls

This report offers a high level sweep of knowledge about a relatively narrow range of past social sector research initiatives, to identify any generic factors contributing to...