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Welcome to the Kinnect Group

Why Kinnect Group?

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Critical Insight

Critical insight and responsive services are the hallmark of the Kinnect Group.

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Our work is distinguished by the trusted relationships we build with clients.

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At the Forefront

We’re serious about staying at the forefront of evaluation practice.

​We connect leaders and managers to world-class knowledge and insight

Kinnect helps leaders to:

  • Think critically about the quality, value and worth of what they do
  • Make good decisions about programmes, policies and services
  • Facilitate continuous learning leading to change that makes a positive difference
  • Ensure organisations get the best value out of their evaluation, research and performance measurement investment

Keep up with our news and updates

Improving the oral health of preschool children who are most at risk of poor oral health outcomes

Poor oral health is largely preventable, yet it is also one of the most common chronic health problems experienced by New Zealanders of all ages. A body of evidence links poor oral health to severalRead more

Value for Investment now used in whole-of-government evaluation training in UK

The Value for Investment approach is now included in evaluation training at whole-of-government level in the UK through the Evaluation Task Force (ETF). The ETF is a joint HM Treasury and CabinetRead more

Nan Wehipeihana honoured in the Evaluation Journal of Australasia

Kinnect Group member Nan Wehipeihana, Director of Weaving Insights, recently provided her evaluator perspective as a Fellow of the Australian Evaluation Society to Anthea Rutter.  “Members whoRead more

New guide to apply VfI in health and social services settings available

Kinnect Group member Dovetail Consulting recently conducted a VfI evaluation of the national Youth Primary Care Mental Health and Addictions Initiative. As part of this project they developedRead more

Using case studies to show inspiring farm community led environmental action

Kinnect Group member, Judy Oakden, Director of Pragmatica is adept in preparing case studies to capture key progress of government agencies and NGO’s strategies, policies and programmes.  AnRead more

UK Evaluation Society Innovation in Methodologies Prize

Julian King, with UK-based colleagues Esther Namukasa and Alex Hurrell, received the UK Evaluation Society Innovation in Methodologies Prize for their presentation at the 2022 UK EvaluationRead more

American Evaluation Association’s Outstanding Evaluation Award 2019

Kinnect Group members Kate McKegg and Judy Oakden, with our evaluation colleagues Debbie Goodwin and Jacqui Henry, received the prestigious American Evaluation Association’s Outstanding EvaluationRead more

Developmental Evaluation Institute for Social Justice: Faster Forward Fund Grant

The Developmental Evaluation for Social Justice Institute is the brainchild of Nora Murphy of the TerraLuna Collaborative and Kate McKegg and Nan Wehipeihana of the Kinnect Group.Read more

Release Announcement: Evaluation Building Blocks – A Guide

The Kinnect Group developed this evaluation guide over ten years working together. It is our pleasure to share it with you here.Read more