We use data and evidence to inform how we can best improve the lives of New Zealanders by investing in what is known to create the best results.
Improving government’s knowledge of its service delivery, particularly performance and impact.
We’re developing a range of tools to support improved social service decision making and measure and analyse service effectiveness.
Quick, simple explanations of our key work areas and tools
How-to guides for beginners, staff and technical specialists in the social system and related areas
We produce a variety of reports to present new insights, document our analytical methods, and evaluate the results of programmes and projects.
The SIA’s role is to support the social sector to improve decision making. One way that we’re doing this is by developing tools, products and guides for organisations to use...
The Social Investment Agency (SIA), launched on 1 July 2017, is responsible for overseeing and coordinating government’s approach to social investment. The SIA works with agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs),...
The Hub is a one-stop-shop for New Zealand government social science research.