Fact sheets

Quick, simple explanations of our key work areas and tools

Impact measurement – measuring the wellbeing impacts of social housing

09 Apr 2019

Social

Description

To measure changes in wellbeing associated social services, we’ve developed an analytical method that links administrative and survey data. In the first instance, we’ve used this method to measure the wellbeing impacts of social housing in New Zealand, and produced some meaningful preliminary findings.

Modelling Insights – timelines of people’s lived experience

09 Apr 2019

Journey Timelines

Description

To make social sector insights more accessible, we’ve developed a technique for producing representative timelines of people’s interactions with social services, throughout their lives. Drawing on cross-sector data, this technique enhances our ability to see New Zealanders’ lived experiences, rather than the data collected about us.

Data research tool – the Social Investment Analytical Layer

Feb 2019

Social Investment Analytical Layer Fact Sheet

Description

Statistics NZ’s Integrated Data Infrastructure holds anonymised data from government agencies and NGOs across New Zealand, making it an important asset for social sector analysis. We’ve developed data tables which arrange the data into consistent formats for easier, faster navigation by authorised data analysts and researchers.

About the Data Exchange – for safe and secure data transfer

09 Apr 2019

Data Exchange

Description

The Data Exchange provides a safe, secure and easy method for government and service providers to transfer data, alongside clear guidelines about how data is used.  Using the Data Exchange means evidence based social support decisions can be made sooner, improving service delivery and enhancing people’s lives.

Data Exchange connections – agencies and providers

09 Apr 2019

Data Exchange

Description

A network map of live data transfer connections amongst agencies and NGOs. The Data Exchange provides a safe, secure and easy method for government and service providers to transfer data, alongside clear guidelines about how data is used. It enables social support decisions to be made sooner, improving service delivery and enhancing people’s lives.

Data Exchange Use Case – government data for whānau and community decision making

Feb 2019

Social Investment Analytical Layer Fact Sheet

Description

The Data Exchange securely transmits government social sector data from many agencies to the Te Tihi O Ruahine Alliance. Because Te Tihi O Ruahine has safe and reliable access to near real-time information, they are supported to make better service delivery decisions for whānau and community.

Data Exchange Use Case – Department of Corrections’ community housing referral service

May 2018

Place Based Initiatives Fact Sheet

Description

The Data Exchange securely transmits housing availability data from multiple providers to the Department of Corrections, in near real-time. Corrections now have easy, reliable access to the planning information they require to deliver and effective community housing referral service.

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