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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.

Annotated bibliography 'Pacific knowledge'

This annotated bibliography ‘Pacific Knowledge’ is a catalogue of government-funded research related to Pasifika people in New Zealand. This catalogue is a first port of call for...

Youth Mental Health Project

*Adolescence can be a period of high vulnerability for young people. To support their resilience and wellbeing, the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project (YMHP) was...

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...