Research Impact Evaluation
Author: Nick Allison
In 2014 Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) commissioned a report from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) to assess the economic, social and other impacts of the Māori Centre of Research Excellence.
A summary of key findings from this research impact evaluation were:
- Communities were involved in shaping and designing over 80% of NPM research projects
- NPM’s research is highly valued by its end-users
- The majority of the projects reported improving the practices, processes and policies of end-users such as tribal authorities or iwi
- NPM researchers are highly engaged with the Māori communities they work amongst
- NPM is a unique organisation, with no international benchmark to compare it with
- The impacts of NPM projects are often localised and highly relevant to the communities involved
- NPM has established an extensive formal and informal network of cooperation between its partner research institutions that is unprecedented
- Almost half of NPM’s projects received additional direct funding
The intent behind the commissioning of this research impact evaluation report was to develop a means by which we could assess and determine the social and economic outcomes and impacts of NPM research.
To read the full report download the PDF below.