Systems thinking

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Policy report

Systems thinking to transform schools: identifying levers that lift educational quality

International voices grow louder to improve the quality of schooling and transform the core aims and practices of the education sector. This brief argues that policy-makers and educators must grasp the levers of organisational change inside education institutions to rethink goals and lift school quality.
Report

Introduction to systems thinking for civil servants: driving improved outcomes in complex situations

The Government Office for Science (UK), in collaboration with the Policy Profession, Royal Academy of Engineering and the Systems Thinking Interest Group, has produced this suite of documents to promote and embed systems thinking across the civil service.
Discussion paper

Systems change theory and practice: a brief review and practical insights

This discussion paper offers a summary of recently published literature and key theories about systems change and evaluation. It includes several case studies of programs and organisations to illustrate how they have applied theory. For those seeking a deeper dive into systems thinking and change...
Journal article

A critical realist approach to systems thinking in evaluation

Like the field of evaluation, the field of systems thinking shares the goal of describing and assessing programs or situations to recommend improvements and facilitate decision making. This article negotiates the boundaries of knowledge pertinent to have in program design and evaluation from a realist...
Briefing paper

Four leverage points to improve how Australia makes its future

This is a snapshot of the first Next25 Recoded report that explores and synthesises 50 deeply reflective, one-on-one interviews with established and emerging leaders from a diverse cross-section of the future-making system.
Report

Next25 Recoded: understanding and improving how Australia makes its future

This report is the first output from Recoded, Next25's ongoing research and engagement program that builds the knowledge and support required to drive action that improves how Australia makes its future.
Report

A vision for the global climate action ecosystem

Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement will require the rapid transformation of all sectors of the global economy. This document adopts a systems-approach towards understanding the complex relationship of actors and initiatives involved with trying to rapidly reduce global carbon emissions.
Book

Systemic thinking for policy making

This publication summarises joint work by members of IIASA and OECD on how systems thinking can improve policymaking. It focuses on four main areas of mutual interest; new economic paradigms, approaches and methodologies; the environment and sustainable development; social and economic change; and systemic risk...
Literature review

Systems thinking and regulatory governance

This research paper presents findings from a broad scoping of the international academic literature on the use of systems thinking and systems science in regulatory governance and practice.
Briefing paper

STICKE: Systems Thinking in Community Knowledge Exchange

This publication explains the STICKE database.
Report

Applying complex adaptive system thinking to Australian health care: expert commentary

This expert commentary has been commissioned to contribute to a series of consultation and discussion papers on its future vision for the Australian healthcare system. The report, addressed each question from the perspective of two broad approaches found in the literature; 1) ‘systems thinking approaches’...
Journal article

Energy and carbon performance evaluation for buildings and urban precincts: review and a new modelling concept

With the accelerating pace of urbanisation around the world, the planning, development and operation of buildings and precincts have become increasingly important with respect to energy use and the associated carbon footprint of the modern built environment. Over recent decades, much effort, both in research...
Report

How does government support integrated landscape management in regional Victoria under climate change?

This report completes the project commissioned in 2010 entitled Policies and Governance to Support Integrated Landscape Management in a Changing Climate — the Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) project.