Evidence-based policy

The RMIT ABC Fact Check determines the accuracy of claims by politicians, public figures, advocacy groups and institutions engaged in public debate. This collection provides an archive for all RMIT ABC Fact Checks.

Debates in disability and health policy

The purpose of this report is to provide a descriptive account of the findings from the first round of interviews conducted through the Policy Lab in October-December 2017. These interviews focused on three critical areas: health inequities experienced by working-age Australians with disability; current effectiveness...

How best to serve young people with evidence?

This paper makes the case for evidence-based policy, before recapping the history of the 'What Works' movement and its particular structure in the United Kingdom.

Building better schools with evidence-based policy

This book is relevant to every person who works in a school. Users of this book can be assured that each policy has been carefully formulated from the current understandings of best practice. This is a practical innovation, and an example of how schools can...

Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI) Practice Elements video

One of the Centre for Evidence and Implementation's (CEI’s) core approaches to making evidence more 'implementable' is by using practice elements as the building blocks for intervention and program design. This video unpacks the practice elements approach.
Policy report

How governments use evidence to make transport policy

This report looks at how the United Kingdom (UK) and comparable countries use evidence in designing transport policy, and offers recommendations for how the UK can make better policy in future.

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.
Briefing paper

Defining and responding to coercive control

This policy brief is designed to assist policymakers developing legal or policy and practice frameworks to prevent or respond to coercive control in relation to domestic and family violence.
Systematic review

Best practice techniques for urban cooling in Australian climate zones

The main objective of this rapid systematic review is to provide an international literature review of best practice techniques for urban cooling for the major climate zones in Australia.

Evidence-based policy analysis

Policies are often built ‘on the run’ as quick reactions to the political issue of the day, designed to capture the interest of the 24-hour news cycle or motivated by short-term political advantage. This report addresses the problem that policymaking in Australia is falling short...