Evaluation Framework

One of the pieces of work that Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori is undertaking under the Māori Language Strategy 2014 is a programme to evaluate the effectiveness of lead government agencies’ Māori-language programmes and services.[1]

The Evaluation Framework has two parts:

  • monitoring agencies’ programmes and services annually from a ‘hard-data’ perspective (with a focus on quantitative aspects) and monitoring the progress made year-to-year against the five result areas of the Māori Language Strategy
  • a three-year programme of rolling evaluations of agencies’ programmes and services from a qualitative perspective.

Having both quantitative and qualitative information will ensure a more comprehensive picture of the extent and performance of the Māori-language programmes and services provided through public funding.

This Framework is a joint programme between Te Puni Kōkiri and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori.

The first draft of the Evaluation Framework is completed and discussions with other agencies will take place over mid-2015. The Evaluation Framework is expected to receive Ministerial approval of its final form before the end of 2015 and to be implemented in the financial year beginning 1 July 2016.



[1]                 The lead agencies are Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, Te Puni Kōkiri, Te Māngai Pāho, Māori Television, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture and Heritage, Department of Internal Affairs.

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