Our work

Find out about our projects.

Briefing to the Incoming Minister (BIM)

We provided the incoming Minister Responsible for Social Development, Hon Carmel Sepuloni, with the following Briefing to the Incoming Minister (BIM) in December 2017.

Commissioning platform

We're developing a commissioning ‘platform’ – tools, templates and guidance – to support government agencies, service providers and others to more effectively deliver social services. Commissioning puts people at the...

Data Exchange

The Data Exchange will transform the way New Zealand’s social sector data is shared. The exchange delivers near real-time feedback loops between agencies and providers. This infrastructure will support insights...

Data Infrastructure

Enabling the smarter sharing of data to support decision-making and performance insights aimed at improving service effectiveness and outcomes across the social sector.

Measurement and Insight

Improving government’s knowledge of its service delivery, particularly performance and impact.

Placed-Based Initiatives

Place-based approaches are about empowering local social sector leaders to address social issues in their communities. We work in partnership with social agencies to support local social sector leaders to understand...

Social Housing Test Case

We've completed our first social investment test case: social housing. We crunched the numbers on social housing to help understand what benefits there are for those living in a social...

Budget 2017

The SIA worked with government agencies wanting to implement a social investment approach for Budget 2017.

Learn about our work streams and priorities in About us.