The 2014/15 Annual Report from the CaDDANZ team (including Dave Maré) was recently awarded a Gold rating by MBIE. This means the project is performing above expectation. Only 12 percent of projects received this highest rating.
Capturing the Diversity Dividend of Aotearoa/New Zealand (CaDDANZ, pronounced 'cadence') is a research programme led by teams from the University of Waikato and Massey University. The team also includes staff from Motu and is funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
The 'face' of New Zealand is changing rapidly as a consequence of the settlement of migrants from throughout the world, temporary and circular international migration, growing ethnic diversity, population ageing, changing fertility patterns and urban growth.
CaDDANZ is a research programme that will identify how New Zealand can better prepare for, and respond to, these demographic changes in order for the country to maximise the benefits associated with an increasingly diverse population.
The research measures, maps and analyses the complex societal impacts of diversity and the implications for businesses, households and communities of mobility, migration indigeneity, ethnic identity, demographic change (including structural ageing and fertility) and urban/regional disparities. A significant component of the research is concerned with the implications of diversity for Maori and with how Maori engage with diversity.