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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.

Prime Minister's Youth Mental Health Project

In 2012, the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project (YMHP) was established to address concerns about mental health vulnerability in young people. The YMHP promoted the mental...

Subjective whānau wellbeing in Te Kupenga

These reports address a substantial gap in the quantitative evidence base about whānau wellbeing. They are also the first to undertake a detailed analysis of self-assessed whānau wellbeing...

Evidence to Action conference

Superu’s annual conference, Evidence to Action, was held on 30 July 2015, 15 April 2016 and 19 June 2017.  The aim of the event was to share knowledge and...