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Social Research

Social Policy Journal

The Social Policy Journal of New Zealand is published three times a year by the Ministry of Social Development to contribute to the development of public debate on social policy issues.

SPEaR - Social Policy Evaluation and Research Committee

SPEaR - Social Policy, Evaluation and Research.

The Social Policy Evaluation and Research (SPEaR) Committee is a cross-agency group established by the New Zealand Government in 2001 to oversee the government's investment in social policy research and evaluation.

Our vision is effective social policy built on sound research and evaluation. The purpose of this site is to provide a portal for the New Zealand social policy research and evaluation sector, highlighting the latest news, upcoming events, funding opportunities and jobs within the sector.