Evaluation

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916975

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Governments and cities around Australia and indeed the world have recognised the need to shift toward more inclusive decision making processes, particularly when dealing with issues of the public realm. Despite some significant efforts in this space, including in the creation of urban living laboratories,...

Research report

31 Mar 2018

Evidence-based decision making (EBDM) is a framework that has yielded huge benefits in fields ranging from medicine to social policy. While the concept is becoming popular in the built environment sector and terms such as “evidence-based design” are now widely used, our research has shown...

Journal article

17 Jan 2018

A new study recalculates the equilibrium climate sensitivity measure resulting in a more accurate estimate of 2.8 degrees Celsius, with a corresponding range of 2.2 to 3.4 degrees Celsius.

Journal article

17 Jan 2018

Concerns about non-use of evaluations have plagued the profession since it emerged in the 1960s to guide government decision-making about social policies and programs.

Report

16 Jan 2018

This report compares the fuel efficiency of 20 airlines operating nonstop flights between the mainland United States and East Asia and Oceania. It extends the previous transatlantic fuel efficiency methodology to the transpacific market.

Highlights

Hainan Airlines and All Nippon Airways (ANA) were...

Audio interview

3 Jan 2018

There are calls for changes to the nation's building code to ensure homes are heat stress resistant in summer.

A study has found new 'energy efficient' homes can actually be less resistant to heat than older double-brick homes.

As a result, Australian's are...

Research report

1 Jan 2018

This report provides a summary of the research activities in the research project RP3028: A Virtual Market for Analysing the Uptake of Energy Efficiency Measures in Residential and Commercial Sectors.

To enable the development of policy programs to increase adoption of energy-efficient products, there...

Journal article

1 Jan 2018

In Australia, heatwaves are the deadliest natural hazard and a major driver of peak electricity demand. The disproportionately high peak demand increases electricity prices, causes occasional blackouts and exacerbates energy poverty, all of which limit one’s ability to use air conditioning. Meanwhile, increased energy efficiency...

Other interactive resource

12 Dec 2017

A new platform mapping environmental conflicts developed by RMIT urban researchers helps to support just transitions from coal to clean energy without disadvantaging workers and communities.

Journal article

1 Nov 2017

This study of green-building certification systems found that achievement of specific indoor environmental quality rating did substantively increase occupant satisfaction.

Conference paper

20 Sep 2017

Numerous mandatory energy efficiency building standards and rating systems have been developed globally. The International Passive House Standard is a voluntary alternative, but there is little data on the performance of houses built to this standard in Australia. One house in suburban Canberra demonstrates that...

Other text

15 Sep 2017

This issues paper asks whether the the Cashless Debit Card trial is achieving its stated objectives.

Report

13 Sep 2017

This evaluation concluded that Australia should continue supporting Vanuatu’s rural road sub-sector.

Journal article

7 Aug 2017

The building sector is the largest contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Over the years, sound tools have been developed to support the life-cycle assessment of building carbon emissions performance. However, most of these tools have been primarily focused on building-scale modelling and evaluation,...

Evaluation

27 Jul 2017

This evaluation considers the 2016 business case for Brisbane's Cross River Rail proposal. Infrastructure Australia would welcome the opportunity to consider a revised business case which addresses our concerns with benefit estimation, and clarifies the estimated timeframe for the emerging capacity problem. A revised business...

Research report

25 Jul 2017

This research found a high rate of police administration of the Domestic Violence Safety Action Tool in the first 12 months of implementation.

Literature review

30 Jun 2017

This review of literature about farmer health and agricultural medicine forms part of the research for the mid-term evaluation of the National Centre for Farmer Health.

Research report

28 Jun 2017

This report introduces Social Return on Investment and highlights the importance of measuring social impact.

Research report

4 Jun 2017

This report argues that adopting a co-accountability approach to evaluation will ensure that both the government agency funding the program and the program provider delivering the program are held accountable for results.

Journal article

22 May 2017

This paper describes a developmental evaluation to support and refine a novel interactive dissemination project using aggregated CQI data from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary healthcare centres in Australia.