About Superu

At Superu, we believe that the best decisions are made when they are informed by robust and relevant evidence. Therefore, our aim is to increase the use of evidence by people across the social sector so that they can make better decisions to improve the lives of New Zealanders, New Zealand’s communities, families and whānau.

We work with the organisations that are responsible for providing policy advice, social programmes, investment decisions and service delivery, in order to:

  • promote informed debate on the key social issues for New Zealand, its families and whānau, and increase awareness about what works
  • grow the quality, relevance and quantity of the evidence base in priority areas
  • facilitate the use of evidence by sharing it and supporting its use in decision-making.

Superu is short for the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit. The Families Commission remains Superu’s legal name.

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