Welcome to Superu's website

Superu is a government agency that focuses on what works to improve the lives of families, children and whānau. They are at the centre of what we do.

We work closely with decision-makers in the social sector – the people who develop, fund, deliver, research and evaluate social policies and programmes – so that they can have the good-quality evidence needed to help solve complex social issues.

Early education participation: Getting New Zealand children ready for school

17 Aug 2017

The transition to school is an important milestone for young children with impacts on later developmental outcomes. Transition is more likely to be successful if a preschooler participates in high-quality early childhood education. This includes the amount of time spent reading books at home with parents before starting formal education.


Superu Children and Families Research Fund

22 Aug 2017

Applications for the second round of funding from the Superu Children and Families Research Fund (the Fund) are now open.

The Fund is dedicated to funding policy-relevant research using...

Making sense of evaluation: A handbook for the social sector

10 Jul 2017

Here at Superu, we have been immersed in the challenge of evaluation and how best to support New Zealand’s social sector to get better at it.


What works for children exposed to family violence?

13 Jun 2017

This 'What works for children exposed to family violence?' brings together evidence about the best interventions which make a positive difference to these children’s lives.


Last update: 22 Aug 2017