Social Investment Unit

We're a small team that wants to make a difference. By crunching the numbers, we're supporting the social system to understand what investments will help New Zealanders get better outcomes


  • What is social investment? »

    Social investment is about improving the lives of New Zealanders by applying rigorous and evidence-based investment practices to social services.

  • The Social Investment Unit »

    The SIU will use data and analytics to provide evidence-based information, tools, guidance and products to social agencies to help inform their investment and decision-making and create improved outcomes for...

Our resources

  • Tools and guides »

    The SIU is developing a range of tools, products and guidance to enable agencies to develop their social investment approaches, and analyse and measure the impact and effectiveness of the...

  • Fact sheets »

    Check out the plain English fact sheets on our key work areas.

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