About our research

Published: March 26, 2018 · Updated: September 16, 2021

Find out about how we work, and read our quarterly newsletters. 

We will:

  • drive research strategy that is aligned and focused on priority areas
  • build evaluation skills within our own organisation
  • commission, monitor and undertake evaluations
  • provide insights from operational, population and wellbeing data.

Contact the Evidence Centre: research@ot.govt.nz

What we do

We collaborate and share our research widely

We host regular seminars that showcase research for those working in areas that impact New Zealand’s children and families.

We partner with other social sector agencies to present topical research and thinking.

Read our latest research articles

Read our data and analytics insights

Go to our research seminars page

We work across cultures, in partnership and we value the voice of the child

Our research is informed by a Te Ao Māori worldview, and we operate in a way that respects the full range of knowledge sources. We work with partner organisations who are close to our communities and we strive to hold our tamariki at the centre of our thinking.

We are leaders in child-centred research

Developing the wellbeing model gives us a population-level view of how children are doing and who is in need. We have a cross-sector leadership role in understanding what works for New Zealand’s children and families and in what context.