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UNICEF’s latest report card outlines a number of gaps in Australia’s performance for children, in particular around quality education and food security.
This report provides an overview of methods and approaches explored in the study, issues encountered and our findings and recommendations.
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) evaluates the quality and impact of its research and data infrastructure investme nts. The Council’s Evaluation Committee...
This report looks at wherther it is possible to develop a rapid assessment tool to rate government departments on their use of evidence in policy decisions. The idea was to be able to compare and rank departments – to show which used evidence well and...
According to this UK survey, the majority of senior civil servants actively engage positively with academic outputs. However, it is also clear that a significant minority does not engage at all with academics and that many do so in fairly limited ways.
CUE is the quarterly magazine from Victoria University of Wellington's School of Government.
Welcome to CUE 7. This issue is dedicated to the theme of ‘Revitalising Democracy’ and highlights just a few of the ways in which the School of Government...
This audit assessed whether Australian Government entities were implementing effective strategies to support increased Indigenous employment.
Audit objective, scope and criteria
The audit objective was to determine whether Australian Government entities were implementing effective strategies to support increased Indigenous employment.
This report gives an overview of the literature published between 2004 and 2013 relating to government and sector-level tertiary e-learning initiatives in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The key findings of this annotated bibliography...
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has developed a wide-ranging agenda of national reforms. The Productivity Commission has been given the role of reporting to COAG periodically on the economic 'impacts and benefits' of the reforms.
In preparation for its first report, the Commission...
This is the sixteenth edition of the Report, produced by a Steering Committee of senior officials from Australian, State and Territory governments for the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). The Steering Committee is chaired by Gary Banks, Chairman of the Productivity Commission.
This report presents the papers from a roundtable which discussed the principles of the evidence-based policy movement and reviewed how well Australian use of evidence conforms to best practice.
The roundtable considered how to improve the availability of quality evidence, and reviewed possible institutional...