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Resource centre for Ministry publications, statistics and fact sheets.

This section contains publications and resources produced by the Ministry of Social Development.

Please note: Some of our documents are published in PDF format. Where possible we may also publish this document in other electronic formats to improve the accessibility of our information.


Latest publications

Pacific Family Violence Research series

The Ministry of Social Development provided research funding for the completion of a number of research reports focusing on family violence and Pacific communities.

Statement of Intent 2018 - 2022

The Statement of Intent sets out why we’re here, what we do and where we’re headed.

Quarterly benefit factsheets

This set of reports summarises benefit, supplementary and hardship trends for the quarter to June 2018.

Review of Housing Support Products

The Ministry has reviewed the uptake of Housing Support Products to understand how they are being used by our clients.

Effectiveness of contracted case management services – Sole Parent Employment Service and Mental Health Employment Service trials evaluation: Final report

Between 2013 and 2017, the Ministry of Social Development conducted two trials of externally contracted case management services designed to improve employment and social outcomes for sole parents with a youngest child aged 14 years or older(Sole Parent Employment Services (SPES)) and clients with depression or a stress-related mental health condition (Mental Health Employment Services (MHES)).

Benefit and public housing system modelling

The Ministry uses modelling to understand what services provide better outcomes for people and to forecast demand on services we fund or provide.

Evaluation: KickStart Breakfasts and Indicators of Child Health in Linked Administrative Data

This study was commissioned to add to the evidence about the Kickstart Breakfast programme, and specifically to provide a quantitative assessment of the impact of KickStart on students’ health outcomes using linked de-identified data in the Stats NZ Integrated Data Infrastructure.

Inter-Parental Relationship Quality and its Effects on Children

This report reviews current international and national literature about how interactions between parents influence children’s wellbeing and developmental outcomes.

Child Impact Assessment Tool

A Child Impact Assessment (CIA) Tool has been developed to help government and non-government organisations in New Zealand to assess whether policy proposals will improve the wellbeing of children and young people.


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