As part of Superu’s 'legacy' approach, which aimed to not leave useful work on the shelf after our disestablishment on 30 June 2018, we contracted Dr ‘Ana Koloto of Pacific Research and Evaluation Limited to complete a catalogue of government-funded research related to Pasifika people in New Zealand. This project was based on a considerable amount of foundational work carried out by former Superu staff members Sophie Debski and Dr Viv Smith in 2017.
The catalogue is in the form of an annotated bibliography and a thematically coded Excel spreadsheet, which will remain here on the Superu website until at least mid-2019. We’re also hoping to gift electronic copies to another agency with an interest in 'curating' the catalogue.
The catalogue is meant to be a first port of call for analysts and people who are designing programmes and policies with and for Pasifika people (actual research reports can be found on The Hub). The catalogue might also assist in identifying which topics are 'over-researched' and where there are gaps. As an example of the latter, there appears to be a dearth of gender-related education research.
That is not to say that the catalogue is finished. The original search for publications was not exhaustive and in an ideal world, the catalogue would be continually updated and continue to grow - complementing The Hub and eventually being superseded by it.