Case Studies described here are real examples of how an organisation has used an approach in Aotearoa New Zealand. Contact the featured organisation if you want to find out more. Please contact us to find out if there is a case study you think might be good to profile on this site.

Dad & Me: Strengthening
the Bond between Father and child

Organisation



FamilyWorks Tairāwhiti

Location



Tairāwhiti

Evaluative Approach



Results Based Accountability™

Project Goal:

The Dad and Me programme seeks to motivate men to help raise and care for their tamariki and whanau.

Creating Stronger Community

Organisation



Randwick Park Residents’ Association

Location



Manukau – Auckland

Evaluative Approach



Appreciative Inquiry & Storytelling

Project Goal:

Randwick Residents’ Association wanted to help neighbours find opportunities to make their community an even better place to live.

Gathering and Encouraging Community
Input through the use of Focus Groups and Interviews

Organisation



Cholmondeley

Location



Canterbury

Evaluative Approach



Focus Groups and Key Informant Interviews (and Grounded Theory)

Project Goal:

Cholmondeley needed to make significant gains in order to survive. To do this they actively engaged with their community to reimagine their vision, Value our Children. It was this refocusing that lead to success and long term financial stability.

Tīakīna ō Tātou Tamariki
Keeping Our Kids Safe

Organisation



Te Ora Hou Te Tairāwhiti

Location



Tairāwhiti

Evaluative Approach



Statutory Data

Project Goal:

This project began in 2010. Residents of a Gisborne neighbourhood and volunteers from Te Ora Hou, a local youth and community development organisation, decided to see whether they could build better relationships, networks and trust and in doing so, make children safer.

Becoming a Learning Organisation:
ChildFund uses Results Based Accountability™ to measure key outcomes

Organisation



Papua New Guinea

Location



ChildFund New Zealand

Evaluative Approach



Results Based Accountability™

Project Goal:

ChildFund New Zealand designed a project to strengthen deprived, excluded and vulnerable communities in rural Papua New Guinea. It was around the same time as the New Zealand Aid Programme adopted Results Based Accountability [link] as its preferred measurement tool.

Understanding attitudes
to prevent sexual violence

Organisation



Te Ora Hou Te Tairāwhiti

Location



Tairāwhiti

Evaluative Approach



Surveys

Project Goal:

Te Ora Hou Te Tairāwhiti commissioned research in Gisborne to discover local parents’ attitudes and what they did to protect their children from sexual violence. The results from dozens of interviews and focus groups helped design a campaign in multiple media, aimed at local caregivers.

Using Counts to
Monitor the Health of Local Waterways

Organisation



Hīkurangi Takiwā Trust

Location



Tairāwhiti

Evaluative Approach



Counts

Project Goal:

Over a 5-year period Ngāti Porou hapū members have monitored and recorded the health of local streams and rivers before, during and after significant events. Those events include a bridge demolition and construction, large landslides and forestry harvesting.

Inspiring Curious Minds:
Teaching Māori Kids to Code

Organisation



Digital Natives Academy

Location



Rotorua

Evaluative Approach



Surveys

Project Goal:

Digital Natives Academy wanted to evaluate the effectiveness of their robotics, coding and innovation workshops for Rangatahi Māori and found that asking the right questions was critical.