Report

Evidence-based policymaking: What is it? How does it work? What relevance for developing countries?

Evidence-based policy (EBP) is a discourse or set of methods which informs the policy process, rather than aiming to directly affect the eventual goals of the policy. This paper puts forward a number of approaches which will help to promote EBP.
Report

Lifting lockdown in 2021: the next phase of the coronavirus strategy

As Boris Johnson prepares to unveil his latest roadmap out of lockdown, this paper warns that any mismanagement that risks a fourth lockdown would represent a serious failure of government. The paper sets out how the government can optimise its strategy and, crucially, learn from...
Discussion paper

A blueprint for the National Cabinet

This paper focuses on the genesis of the National Cabinet, elements that have helped make it successful, and how it can continue to fulfil the expectations of the Australian public during the COVID-19 recovery.
Report

Regulator Performance Framework - Administration of Australia’s Foreign Investment Framework: report 2019-20

Under the Australian Government’s Regulator Performance Framework, regulators must undertake an annual self-assessment of their performance against six key outcome-based performance indicators (KPIs). The overall 2019-20 assessment for Treasury and the ATO in relation to Australia’s foreign investment framework was that the KPIs were met.
Article

"What’s in a name?" Does knowing you’re a regulator make a difference?

This article discusses a not-so-obvious question of what kinds of people and organisations actually perform the role of a regulator, and why this might matter.
Report collection

Report on Government Services 2021

The annual Report on Government Services (RoGS) provides information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of government services in Australia. The 2021 RoGS was progressively released between 20 January and 2 February 2021.
Report collection

Report on Government Services 2020

The annual Report on Government Services (RoGS) provides information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of government services in Australia. The 2020 RoGS was progressively released between 23 January and 4 February 2020.
Report

Deregulatory deceptions: reviewing the Trump Administration’s claims about regulatory reform

Given deregulation’s central place in a widely shared perception about US domestic policy change over the last four years, it is important to know what has actually happened on the regulatory front during the Trump Administration.
Report

Responsible data re-use framework

This framework document seeks to inform decision-makers on how best to re-use data to solve public problems, such as tackling COVID-19. This framework seeks to inform if, when and how the re-use of personal data can be aligned with people’s expectations and societal values.
Report

Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission: final report

This report offers a blueprint for the Northern Territory's economic rebound – with an ambitious goal of making the Territory a $40 billion economy by 2030. The report also identifies regional growth, and Aboriginal economic development and empowerment, as key to the Territory’s future success.