public sector

Briefing paper

Public sector reform in Iraq

Iraq’s public sector has shown formidable resistance to reform. The goal of this briefing is to guide policymakers, international financial institutions and development agencies in their design and implementation of public sector reform programmes in Iraq.
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.
Audio podcast

The Productivity Commission: a key voice on policy reform

As Australia’s public sector outsources more and more of its thinking on public service reform, the Productivity Commission has become an increasingly important, independent voice.

Navigating change in the public and social sectors

In this article, Susie King, SVA Consulting Director, reflects on a panel conversation she facilitated with senior leaders during a session at IPAA Victoria’s Public Sector Week 2019 on navigating transformation and disruption in the public and social sectors.

The rise of megaphone bureaucracy?

In an era of fake news, constant real-time critiques and hyper-partisan politics, having voices prepared to bring data and evidence to the table has benefits.

Delivering artificial intelligence in government: challenges and opportunities

This report reviews recent progress made in applying artificial intelligence (AI) to public sector service provision, drawing on lessons learned from commercial experience, as well as burgeoning cognitive computing activity by government. The author takes this real-world experience to set forth a framework for agencies...

The state of the public sector in Victoria 2017–2018

The annual State of the Public Sector in Victoria report provides a consolidated picture of the structure, composition and profile of the public sector.

Corruption perceptions index 2018

The 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index highlights that the majority of countries continue to fail to control corruption, contributing to a global crisis in democracy.
Discussion paper

A Commonwealth Integrity Commission - proposed reforms

This paper provides an overview of the government’s proposed model for reforms directed at improving the current federal integrity framework by creating a Commonwealth Integrity Commission. The paper outlines current integrity arrangements, provides detail on the key aspects of the proposed reforms, and explains the...

Corruption and integrity in the NSW public sector: an assessment of current trends and events

This report on current trends in corruption and integrity in the NSW public sector warns the public sector to be wary of risks associated with blurred lines between government and non-government sectors, badly-managed organisational change, and rules that unintentionally can encourage corrupt conduct.