The SIU is developing the products, tools and infrastructure to allow for consistent and greater use of data and analytics across social sector agencies.
This will enable the social sector to use data to create the best outcomes for New Zealanders.
Supported by investment advice – guidance on what a social investment approach means in practice – agencies will be able to develop their social investment approaches, and analyse and measure the impact and effectiveness of the services they’re delivering.
In a nutshell, analytics is crunching the numbers to gain insights and understand the needs of target populations. When interpreted, agencies have the information they need to inform their investment and service delivery policymaking decisions.
Analytics gives agencies the information they need to:
As well as detecting gaps and overlaps in service delivery, analytics will also help agencies to identify:
Quality analysis improves the understanding of the people and businesses who use public services and helps to determine whether services and policies are delivering the intended results to customers.