Market research on genomics challenges and opportunities in New Zealand

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.

Year: 2016

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Guidance on evaluation and critical appraisal of evidence

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

Year: 2015

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

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

Year: 2015

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Longitudinal research on housing

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 topics of interest. The research was used to improve services for tenants and applicants.

Year: 2013

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Guidance on environmental evaluation

Produced guidance on evaluation of environmental policies, tailored for specialist and non-specialist audiences. The guidance was used by the Ministry for the Environment as a reference document and educational resource.

Year: 2012

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Review of the effects of child care costs on parental employment

Reviewed econometric literature on the effects of child care costs on parental employment. The review helped the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to provide robust advice on the effects of more tightly targetting  subsidies for Early Childhood Education.

Year: 2012

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Research interviews with Housing New Zealand tenants and applicants

Interviewing services were provided to Housing New Zealand’s large scale longitudinal research project on tenants and applicants.

Year: 2012

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

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.

Years: 2011 – 2012

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Search for and reporting on home-lease products

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

Year: 2011

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Evaluation of outcomes from New Zealand use of the Australian Synchrotron

Evaluated New Zealand researchers’ usage of and outcomes from the Australian Synchrotron. This informed New Zealand’s negotiations for further access to the facility.

Year: 2011

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