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‘Projects’

Evaluation framework for the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act

Year: 2018

Developed a framework to guide the evaluation of the effectiveness of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act and its implementation via the Healthy Homes Standards, information and education campaigns, and enforcement of compliance. 

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Evaluation framework for the labour market migration policy changes

Year: 2017

A framework was developed to guide an evaluation of the effectiveness of the 2017 changes to the Essential Skills Work visas and Skilled Migrant Category Residence visas. The framework specifies a mixed method evaluation that will gather information from diverse sources over three years. It will ascertain the extent to which the policy changes have achieved their goals and avoided unintended, negative consequences.

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Guidance on evaluating machinery of government changes

Year: 2017

Developed guidance on how to evaluate machinery of government changes. This will be included in the State Services Commission’s updated suite of information on reviewing the machinery of government.

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Analysis of international tertiary students’ migration and employment outcomes

Year: 2017

Data on the post-study migration and employment outcomes of international tertiary students was analysed and the findings were reported. The report will be used to improve the government’s understanding of international student outcomes, and to evaluate and improve immigration policy.

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Development of an evidence rating scale for the New Zealand social sector

Year: 2016

Standards of evidence are rating scales against which evidence for the effectiveness of social interventions can be assessed. International best practice in the development and use of standards of evidence was reviewed, and follow-up work with Superu developed an evidence rating scale for New Zealand. The rating scale has been adopted for use in assessing the evidence supporting social investment budget bids in 2018.

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Market research on genomics challenges and opportunities in New Zealand

Year: 2016

This research project focused on the near-future challenges and opportunities for genomics in New Zealand and identified ways in which a national facility for genomics could help New Zealand to overcome challenges and make the most of opportunities.

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Guidance on evaluation and critical appraisal of evidence

Year: 2015

Produced several guidance resources on evaluation and critical appraisal of research and evaluation evidence, tailored for policy, funding agency, and NGO (non-government organisation) staff. Superu will use these resources in their work on lifting the standards of research and evaluation in the New Zealand social sector.

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Development of a mental health module for the New Zealand Health Survey

Year: 2015

Developed a module for the New Zealand Health Survey that will measure key aspects of New Zealanders’ mental health and mental health service use. The module will be fielded in 2016/17, and will be New Zealand’s first measurement of population mental health since 2003.

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Longitudinal research on housing

Year: 2013

Several contributions were made to Housing New Zealand’s longitudinal research project, including provision of interviewing services, analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, development of a logic model and evaluation framework, and reporting on specific topics of interest. The research has been used to improve services for tenants and applicants.

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Guidance on environmental evaluation

Year: 2012

Produced guidance materials on the evaluation of environmental policies, synthesising evaluation theory with state of the art techniques in environmental evaluation. The guidance was tailored for specialist and non-specialist audiences, and has been used by the Ministry as a reference document and an educational resource.

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