Successive inquiries have found that the Victorian public service can improve its use of evidence. Governments worldwide are trying to find the best evidence to support their decisions. Policy problems are complex; if we can coordinate evidence better, we can find better answers to these problems.
Evidence is at the core of every decision that government makes. Better supply, demand and use of evidence can improve our decisions and deliver better outcomes for Victorians.
Victoria is taking a systematic approach to transforming how the Victorian public service uses evidence - targeting 3 core areas:
- the supply of evidence – to create and sustain the supply of quality and timely evidence that meets the Victorian public service's needs
- the demand for evidence – to create and sustain the requirement and need for evidence in government operations
- the productive use of evidence – to motivate the Victorian Public Service to better generate, share and use evidence