Welcome to the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit, or Superu for short

You may have known us in the past as the Families Commission. Our purpose is to increase the use of evidence by people across the social sector so that they can make better decisions – about funding, policies or services – to improve the lives of New Zealanders, New Zealand's communities, families and whānau.

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

We fund the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse.

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Today Superu is releasing What Works: Parenting programmes effective with whā
Today Superu published the paper Reducing the impact of alcohol on family violence.
Family and whänau wellbeing is central to achieving positive social and economic outcomes.
Growing Up in New Zealand is a longitudinal study that collects information about children’s development in the context of their families...