Our Work

High Quality Research and Evaluation

Impact Research NZ conducts high quality research and evaluation in the social services sector. We have undertaken projects in the areas of health, education, disability, community programmes, aged care, drug and alcohol harm minimisation, social housing, violence prevention, and childhood early intervention services.

We have undertaken Results Based Accountability pilots for the Ministry of Social Development, Family and Community Services and Community, and Youth and Family Services; and for Presbyterian Support Northern on the Social Workers in Schools (SWiS) programme.

Impact Research NZ utilises a broad range of research methodologies and techniques, incorporating qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches. Research project designs are tailored to meet the specific needs of individual organisations, and to achieve their desired objectives.

Previous projects have included research and/or evaluation on the following:

  • NGOs Ⓒ ‘Dancing with Data’ outcomes-focused evaluation workshops
    • We can help your organisation implement and refine your outcome- focused evaluation. We customise training for your staff in understanding outcomes evaluation.
  • Health programmes in schools
  • Health and drama programmes in schools
  • After school study programmes
  • Migrant settlement
  • Community connectedness
  • Parent support initiatives
  • Parenting programmes
  • Organisational change management
  • Family violence service provision
  • Organisational capacity
  • Older persons research

For a description of the work we have done, please see the Research and Evaluation page.

To find out how Impact Research can help your organisation evaluate its programmes and services, please feel free to contact us by phone or email.

Security of data:

Individual client and participant anonymity and confidentiality is paramount. This means that research client reports will not identify individual participants, nor will information provided by any participant be able to be linked back to the participant. However, aggregate reports based on work with a range of clients may be shared with the sector. In these wider reports, individual client organisations will not be able to be identified, unless they have given their permission.


Our People
At Impact Research NZ we believe that our people are our most valuable assets. With researchers and Research Associates who are leaders in their fields, our combined experience and expertise encompasses a broad range of social sector interests.
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Our Research and Evaluation
Research and evaluation are now seen as essential elements in the provision of the social services, and provide the means of measuring outcomes for clients, and informing service improvement.

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Contact Us
Impact Research NZ
PO Box 9591 Newmarket
Auckland 1149
Phone: 09 5208696
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