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Financial Capability in Aotearoa

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Since 2019, NZCER has worked with Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission to evaluate its financial capability mahi, providing annual reports and recommendations to the organisation. This has focused primarily on two programmes so far: Sorted in schools, Te Whai hua - kia ora and the Sorted Pacific Peoples Pathways to Home Ownership (PPPH) programme. 

Sorted in Schools, Te whai hua - kia ora

Sorted in Schools, Te whai hua - kia ora is a financial capability programme led by Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission. The programme aims to equip all young people for their financial future. Resources are available free to all secondary schools for both the New Zealand Curriculum and Māori medium education. Find out more about the programme here.

NZCER is evaluating Sorted in Schools, Te whai hua - kia ora as part of a portfolio of research and evaluation work for Te Ara Ahunga Ora. The mixed-methods evaluation started in August 2019 and is now in its third year. Evaluation reports are available on the Retirement Commission website at Sorted in Schools Research | Retirement Commission Te Ara Ahunga Ora, as well as below. 

Pacific Peoples Pathways to Homeownership programme

This programme is a partnership between the Ministry for Pacific Peoples and Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission. It aims to build the financial capability of 1200 Pacific households over three years to assist them in achieving their home ownership aspirations, and is now evaluated by NZCER with reports available on the Te Ara Ahunga Ora website and below.