TaiOHI Insights Report 2023

In May 2023, OHI Data Navigator was updated with 2022 data from the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI). This means the OHI Data Navigator now provides a five-year view, enabling deeper insights to help understand the experiences rangatahi have interacting with government systems in New Zealand.

Whilst we envision that the data insights we gain and the youth-centric approaches we take in this report will change and evolve over time, our recommendations do not, and reflect reccomendations made in TaiOHI Insights Reports released in 2021 2022.

Unfortunately, this five-year snapshot shows almost no shift in the experiences of exclusion and disadvantage in Aotearoa, with high rates continuing for some communities.

While this paints a picture at the national level, more granular data is available providing deeper insights and green shoots, which can guide community-focused future mahi. Our continued view is a systems level approach to advance structural change and support grassroots efforts is necessary, as we work to support all rangatahi to thrive in Aotearoa.

The TaiOHI Insights Report 2023 is the third annual report that Te Rourou, One Aotearoa Foundation has released since the launch of OHI Data Navigator. It represents an evolution of the work we have engaged alongside, offering valuable insights into the youth sector.

In this report, we look at the past five years of data, and build on the themes of previous reports. In 2022, we reflected the essence of our namesake, Te Rourou, and wove rangatahivoice through central themes of wellbeing, connectedness and aspirations for the future.

Now, in 2023, we expand on this by undertaking a thematic review of youth-focused research reports from the repository collated by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC). We wrap up the report reflecting back on the calls to actions we made in 2021.


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