NZ Examples, Links & Resources
In Aotearoa New Zealand, online resources to support the building of evidence and evaluation are growing significantly. This section presents a few of the main resources. It gives a brief description of each.
Search the Community Research online directory of researchers to find a local, skilled researcher who works with iwi and communities.
This is another membership organisation that you can join and it’s linked to an international social value site. It concentrates on ways to account for social value, including social return on investment.
Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association
(ANZEA) promotes sound evaluation practice and theory and is a membership organisation that you can join. ANZEA has an annual conference and provides resources, news and events on its site.
A directory of publicly-available, non-personal datasets.
This site does not hold data, but instead links to datasets held on other government websites.
Social change toolkit for community projects
Managed and funded by the Think Differently campaign team, this site supports community projects aimed at social change. It includes a range of tips and links for evaluations.
Mā te Rae
Mā te Rae is the Māori Evaluation Association. Their first conference was held in 2018. The organization provides a valuable network of support and professional development for Māori working in evaluation.
A hub for government funded New Zealand social research. It contains useful research evidence, including evaluation results.
Whānau Ora Research
Another ‘sister site’ to What Works, it gathers research about Whānau Ora, communities and whānau. It shares it with a broader audience, creates a hub for researchers, iwi and community organisations to share their ideas, and advocate good practice in community research.
A ‘sister site’ to What Works, this is a place to find community research and researchers.
New research and evaluation can be uploaded and shared.
Evaluating community development
Community Waitakere worked with Innovate Change to support the community sector to undertake thorough evaluation. Funded by the Lotteries Community Sector Research Fund, the resources provide community development evaluation methods, social wellbeing measures and case studies of evaluation frameworks for community development organisations.