Publications and resources

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

Decentralising Welfare - Te Mana Motuhake O Tūhoe

The Ministry of Social Development committed to work with Tūhoe as part of their Treaty settlement, and in particular to explore whether there were opportunities to decentralise any aspects of the government’s responsibility for providing welfare support.

Budget 2015: Four-Year Plan 

The Four-Year Plan outlines the Ministry’s strategy, and the key priorities and supporting work programmes to deliver our strategic direction, as at May 2015.

Measuring and monitoring material hardship for NZ children: MSD research and analysis used in advice for the Budget 2015 Child Hardship package

The report documents the more detailed research and analysis on the measurement of material hardship that contributed to the policy development process for the Child Hardship package in Budget 2015.

The two deprivation indices used in the report (EU-13 and DEP-17) update previously published findings using earlier versions of these (EU-9 and DEP-14) as reported in Perry (2009)

The report is a part of MSD’s ongoing research and monitoring programme on material wellbeing.

Protect your future

The Office for Senior Citizens is running an information campaign, “Protect your Future”, about enduring power of attorney and why people should set one up.

Are you that someone?

Are you that someone? is a short term campaign focussed on equipping young people with the confidence and knowledge to help stop sexual violence.

Delivering Social Services Every Day

Delivering Social Services Every Day brings together an overview of the social sector.

The 'Conduct Problems: Effective Programmes for Adolescents' report

This report by the Advisory Group on Conduct Problems is online now.

Annual Report 2012/2013

Our Annual Report shows the progress we have made and the results we have achieved for our clients and stakeholders in the previous 12 months that contribute to the outcomes in our Statement of Intent.

Older New Zealanders: Healthy, Independent, Connected and Respected

This document talks about the Government’s commitment to the strategy, highlights the opportunities associated with the ageing population and sets out many supports and services for older people.

Military-style Activity Camp (MAC) Programme report

This report outlines the findings from an evaluation of the Military-style Activity Camp (MAC) programme which was introduced in October 2010. 

Home for Life evaluation

The Centre for Social Research and Evaluation (CSRE) evaluated the Home for Life policy to examine the research evidence for the policy, how the policy was working (including short term safety and stability measures) and remaining barriers to children achieving a Home for Life.

Review of Child, Youth and Family complaints system

September 2013

The Government is considering options contained in an independent report to strengthen the Child, Youth and Family complaints process.

Former Police Commissioner Howard Broad authored the report, evaluating the current complaints process and identifying potential options.

Ordering a publication

We have limited hard copies of some publications available. Please email for further information.