Our work

  • Data Protection and Use »

    In collaboration with the wider social sector, we’ve developed a policy about the respectful, trusted and transparent use of people’s data and information in the social sector.

  • Measuring outcomes »

    We’re developing a new approach to analyse the impact of social services on the wellbeing of New Zealanders.

  • Data analytics »

    We’re developing a range of tools to support improved social service decision making and measure and analyse service effectiveness.


  • Cabinet papers and briefings »

    Proactively released cabinet papers and briefings

  • Fact sheets »

    Quick, simple explanations of our key work areas and tools

  • Guidance »

    How-to guides for beginners, staff and technical specialists in the social system and related areas

  • Reports »

    We produce a variety of reports to present new insights, document our analytical methods, and evaluate the results of programmes and projects.

About / News

  • Read the Minister's press release here »

    The Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni today announced a new approach that continues to broaden the Government’s social sector focus from a narrow, investment approach to one centred on...

  • About the Social Investment Agency »

    Our purpose is to strengthen the use of data, analytics and insights in social sector decision making to improve New Zealanders’ wellbeing.

  • Our approach »

    We concentrate on what’s scalable, reusable, and of most value to the social sector.