Research and Evaluation
Te Rau Matatini established the research and evaluation portfolio in 2007 to support evidence based Māori workforce development programmes. Te Kīwai Rangahau is the Research and Evaluation arm of Te Rau Matatini based in Kirikiriroa Hamilton at Te Rūnanga o Kirikiroa. The team provides research and evaluation across a range of the Te Rau Matatini workforce projects to advance Māori health workforce development. This in-house service allows us to evaluate and assess the effectiveness of our own programmes and help others in the sector who need research expertise.
The research and evaluation portfolio utilised the following kaupapa Māori framework to ensure research addresses the learning needs of Māori:
- Kotahitanga - a unified vision aimed at improving the health needs of Māori whānau assisted by sports and traditional recreation activities at the community level
- Rangatiratanga - development of leadership by the guiding mechanisms within all organisations
- Mātauranga Māori - utilisation of Māori values, beliefs and practices
- Whanaungatanga - collaborative partnerships with participatory evaluation process
- Awhi mai awhi atu - a reciprocity process that allows information and knowledge to be transferred in an ethical and safe way
- Tino rangatiratanga - clarifying the individuals roles within the monitoring and evaluation process that aligns with self-determination and autonomy
- Whakakao - a purposeful system for thinking through issues, monitoring, analysis, recommendations and dissemination of information.
We are also building our own indigenous evidence base so we can show people what works for Māori and for other indigenous communities. Project work is evaluated to contribute to the best health practice and better health outcome for Māori whānau and communities. For more information click here Research and Evaluation.