|Formed||2003 (as the Families Commission)|
|Dissolved||2018 (by the Families Commission Act Repeal Act)|
The Social Policy Research and Evaluation Unit, known as Superu, was an autonomous New Zealand Crown entity. It was established as the Families Commission under the Families Commission Act 2003 and the Crown Entities Act 2004 to advocate on behalf of families. In December 2014, it was restructured and renamed Superu under the Families Commission Amendment Act 2014 with a focus on researching and evaluating what worked for family wellbeing.
In 2017, the Government announced it would disestablish Superu (Cabinet Minute SOC-17-MIN-0088), and Superu closed on 30 June 2018 under the Families Commission Act Repeal Act. The position of Families Commissioner was also disestablished.