The purpose of the Place-Based Initiatives (PBI) model is to improve outcomes for at-risk children and their whānau by shifting collective decision-making and discretion to the local level. In 2016, Cabinet selected three PBI sites: Manaaki Tairāwhiti, South Auckland Social Wellbeing Board, and Kāinga Ora in Te Tai Tokerau. Kāinga Ora was disestablished in 2019. This report qualitatively evaluates the implementation and emerging outcomes of the PBIs.
The report contains the context and design process for the two success frameworks, and case study templates for Manaaki Tairāwhiti and the SASWB. The draft case study templates and the success frameworks were tested and refined through developing prototype case studies. The case study approach adopted trials a pragmatic way of demonstrating the PBIs progress in contributing to social sector system change and sharing learnings to enable broader system improvements.
We detail the intended use of the success frameworks and their review process. The appendices contain information that may be useful for other Place-Based Initiatives (PBIs) and similar approaches, including a theory of change, key literature insights, and tools for assessing collective action and whānau outcomes.