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Posts tagged ‘literature review’

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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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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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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Review of the effects of child care costs on parental employment

Year: 2012

A review of the econometric literature on the effects of child care costs on parental employment was written for the Ministry of Women’s Affairs. The review will help the Ministry to provide robust advice on the effects of tighter targetting of subsidies for Early Childhood Education.

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Development of a monitoring and evaluation framework to support the Pest Management National Plan of Action, 2010-2035

Years: 2011 – 2012

A monitoring and evaluation framework was developed to enable pest management agencies to assess the value of pest management, and to assist the development of an agile, efficient and effective pest management system.

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Search for and reporting on home-lease products

Year: 2011

Internationally, many agencies that provide social or affordable housing lease homes from the private sector and then sub-let those homes to low income tenants. Overseas social and affordable home lease programmes were identified, and their salient characteristics reported on, assisting Housing New Zealand to update its home lease programme.

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Assessing the impact of New Zealand’s investment in destination marketing

Year: 2011

Current practices in measuring the return on investment in tourism destination marketing were reviewed, and advice on improving New Zealand’s practices was developed. The advice formed the basis of a paper to the Minister, and new methods are now being piloted by the Ministry.

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E Tū Kahikatea – Evaluation of the Contribution of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa to Aotearoa New Zealand Communities and Society

Years: 2008 – 2010

A large scale, mixed method research and evaluation project examined Te Wānanga o Aotearoa practices, and evaluated the outcomes from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa education. Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is New Zealand’s second largest tertiary education institution, and this report helped to fill a significant and longstanding gap in New Zealand’s understanding of how it works and what it achieves.

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