Advancing prosperity: 5 year productivity review
If Australia is to continue to grow its economy and increase individual prosperity, productivity policy should focus on key emerging trends like the shift towards service industries, according to this final report of the 5-year Productivity Inquiry.
Achieving a net-zero economy: roadmap for Victorian businesses
The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has released this strategy document, which is aimed at helping to reduce energy prices, ensuring the reliable supply of energy and supporting businesses in the transition to a net-zero economy.
Achieving prosperity in a net-zero future
This paper provides costed, genuinely implementable policies for parliamentarians to embed in their party platforms. It outlines the need for action and the opportunity available, and also offers a policy blueprint that will set Australia on the path to economic growth in a net-zero world.
Policies for resilient local economies
The COVID-19 pandemic has critically tested OECD economies, with major differences in economic repercussions at the subnational level. This paper reviews the empirical evidence for effective policies from across the OECD to strengthen local economic resilience through support for people, firms and places.
Maximising opportunities in the industries of the future
In this paper, the Business Council of Australia identifies the critical resets needed to diversify Australia's economy and maximise opportunities in the industries of the future.
Queensland climate action plan: laying the foundation for a successful climate transformation
Queensland’s current policies cover many of the critical elements of a climate strategy, such as renewable energy and transport. While efforts have accelerated since 2017, the research in this document suggests that progress could be faster.
Circular economy incognito: mapping circular activities and employment in Victoria, Australia
This study analyses the spatial patterns of growth and decline for key circular activity sectors between 2011-2016 using Victoria, Australia as a case study.
Progress report: data platform conceptual framing
This project is funded by the Victorian government's Recycling Victoria Innovation Fund as part of the Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre (CEBIC), and aims to support Victoria’s circular economy policy and action plan. This progress report describes the development of prototype Theories of Change (ToC)...
Public engagement and net zero
This report argues that the government must do more to involve the public in designing policies to help the United Kingdom transition to a zero-carbon economy. The report sets out recommendations for when and how policy makers should engage with citizens and residents.
Mitigating climate change: growth-friendly policies to achieve net zero emissions by 2050
This paper examines climate mitigation strategies to reach net-zero emissions by mid-century, focusing on smoothing macroeconomic costs in the short- to medium-term — the horizon highly relevant for policy-makers.
World social protection report 2020-22
This report provides a global overview of recent developments in social protection systems, including social protection floors, and covers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on new data, it offers a broad range of global, regional and country data on social protection coverage, benefits...
Building a green recovery
The UK government has committed to securing a 'green recovery' from COVID-19. But the package of policies it has announced so far has been modest compared with other countries, while some of the policies it has announced have been poorly designed and implemented. This report...
Reconnecting with a Mana based economy
This report sets the conditions, context and parameters for re-linking with Māori and tribal economies founded upon a unified socio-spiritual-ecology framework.
Budget blueprint 2021: the roaring twenties
This paper outlines four policy areas that could provide tremendous potential for Australia to improve its economic development.
U.S. climate leadership at the G20
This report proposes three G20 initiatives to help the Biden Administration meet its climate goals - the mobilisation of green investment, the enablement of green debt relief, and the promotion of green industrial policy.
Wellbeing economy policy design guide
This guide is a starting point for policy-makers interested in building a Wellbeing Economy - to consider relevant processes that can support them along the way.
The pandemic and the economic crisis: a global agenda for urgent action
This interim report focuses on actions that need to be taken immediately to get the pandemic under control and to ensure a prompt and robust recovery. It takes an explicitly global perspective on these issues, with particular attention to what the international community needs to...
From system shock to system change – regenerative opportunities
The coming decade will be one of transitions. How the world responds to COVID-19, particularly how governments spend their trillions, will shape humanity's destiny. This paper explores some of the key dynamics that lie at the heart of these transitions.
Political and governance challenges confronting Timor-Leste
This paper looks at the primary challenges that Timor-Leste faces, on both the economic and political fronts.
Chasing the pack: Australia's prospects on green trade and climate diplomacy
This paper analyses how Australia’s immediate economic and diplomatic future could be defined by global activity around climate diplomacy, green trade and low-carbon investment.
The implications of COVID-19 for leadership on sustainability: reflections and discussions
The scale and pace of COVID-related transformations have led to a need for many businesses to re-strategise and to keep adapting. Over September and October 2020, CISL initiated a series of conversations to explore the implications of these challenges and transformations for business action on...
Evaluation of international development interventions
This guide provides an overview of evaluation approaches and methods that have been used in the field of international development evaluation.
Lean thinking and industrial 4.0 approach to achieving construction 4.0 for industrialization and technological development
This study discovered, among others, the veracity of contingency approach in harnessing attributes of the lean thinking concept and disruptive applications in achieving Construction 4.0.
Green shoots: opportunities to grow a sustainable WA economy
This report looks at the green economy, taking stock of the current environmental footprint and development of ‘green’ sectors, as well as identifying opportunities to grow a sustainable and diverse Western Australian economy.
Open data for sustainable development on a knowledge-based economy: the case of Botswana
This paper presents a conceptual design artefact, a theoretical framework that maps the open data pathway toward the achievement of a knowledge-based economy and sustainable economic development with a specific reference to Botswana, but which can be customised to meet the needs of other developing...