Journal article

Enhancing long-term governance: Parliament’s vital oversight role

This article explores how the New Zealand Parliament scrutinises the quality of long-term governance and considers how such scrutiny could be made more systematic, proactive and rigorous.
Working paper

Assessing the efficiency of environmental policy design and evaluation: results from a 2018 cross-country survey

In this working paper, the authors argue that if stringent environmental policies can be designed in a way that minimises economic burdens, they can facilitate the achievement of economic and environmental goals and a cleaner growth model.
Discussion paper

The shared power principle

This paper looks at how governments, the public sector, their partners and citizens can play – and are already playing – a more meaningful role in shaping policies that impact on their lives and their communities.
Guide

A practical guide for establishing an evidence centre

Since 2013, Nesta and the Alliance for Useful Evidence have supported the development of more than eight evidence centres. This report draws on insight from their experience, published material and interviews with senior leaders from a range of evidence intermediaries.
Policy report

One‑stop shops for citizens and business

One-stop shops have emerged as a way for governments to provide better services and improve regulatory delivery to citizens and business. This publication offers a set of practical considerations for designing, operating, and reviewing one-stop shops.
Conference paper

Energy efficiency in the Australian social housing sector: barriers along avenues of assistance

Energy affordability is an increasing challenge for social housing tenants. In recognition of this, many social housing providers across Australia are placing stronger strategic emphasis on improving the energy performance of their stock.
Book

After COVID-19: Australia and the world rebuild (Volume 1)

This report offers a policy-focused analysis of the world Australia will face once the pandemic has passed. It analyses 26 key topics, countries and themes, ranging from Australia’s domestic situation through to the global balance of power, climate and technology issues.
Report

Behavioural government: using behavioural science to improve how governments make decisions

Governments are increasingly using behavioural insights to design, enhance and reassess their policies and services. This report explores how this happens – and how any bias can be addressed or mitigated. To do this, this report focuses on three core activities of policymaking: noticing, deliberating...
Discussion paper

Not another review about implementation? Reframing the research agenda

This paper examines what light current literature can shed on the processes of policy implementation, what is known about this topic and where gaps remain.
Guide

Australian government guide to Regulatory Impact Analysis

This guide has been prepared for every member of the Australian Public Service involved in policy making. It provides the context for regulation and encourages policy makers to think about potential impacts early in the policy process.