Social policy

Journal article
4 January 2017

The aim of this paper is to analyses residential solar PV feed-in tariffs (FiT) policy history to inform the development of a sustainable flexible pricing regime to enhance the diffusion of energy...

Working paper
20 December 2016

This working paper aims to answer three questions: what is the social investment approach (and what is it not), how should it be applied and where would it be most productively applied?

Report
1 December 2016

Australia’s Social Pulse measures changes over time in key social indicators across a range of domains. It also uses statistical analysis to investigate associations between outcomes and...

Report
22 November 2016

This report presents the findings of the ninth Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion Survey conducted in 2016.

Discussion paper
27 October 2016

Discuss three promising practices in evidence-informed social policy that New Zealand could adopt. 

Report
27 October 2016

This report is the first ever benchmark of how Australia and each State and Territory is performing against values and goals prioritised by leaders from across the charities sector. 

Guide
5 October 2016

This Topic Guide provides an overview of the development of social impact bonds, a mechanism for using private investment funds to finance social programs, together with links to reports and...

Article
4 October 2016

Mistaken fears about an 'ageing population' have stopped us from considering how best to respond to longer, healthier lives.

Article
4 October 2016

The concept has spread like wildfire but the results, here and overseas, are mixed, reports Mike Steketee

Article
1 August 2016

New Zealand’s welfare system is focused on getting people off benefits. But it fails to measure the true economic costs and benefits of doing so, writes Simon Chapple.