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Backing what works? Social impact bonds and evidence-informed policy and practice

Published Date: 28 July 2020
Globally, governments are exploring new ways of procuring public services to improve effectiveness and efficiency. A high-profile example of th...


Has New Public Management improved public services?

Published Date: 15 July 2020
Tweet New Public Management reforms have been accused of importing practices from the private sector that could collide with core public service...


Pandemic leadership: Lessons from New Zealand’s approach to COVID-19

Published Date: 01 July 2020
Tweet The nature of the COVID-19 pandemic poses dramatic and unprecedented disruptions to established ways of managing lives, organisa...


The risks and rewards of public investments

Published Date: 16 June 2020
Tweet What is the role of the state in investing in innovation? Is it purely about fixing market failure or can the state play a more entreprene...


More ethical, more innovative? The effects of ethical culture and ethical leadership on innovation

Published Date: 02 June 2020
Tweet Are ethical public sector organisations more or less likely to be innovative? Despite mushrooming scholarly research into public sector et...


Understanding prevention and early intervention in public policy

Published Date: 19 May 2020
They say “prevention is better than cure”. By intervening early in people’s lives, policymakers can more effectively address policy problems. Ho...


Agile: a new way of governing

Published Date: 06 May 2020
As a practice, ‘agility’ has fundamentally changed core aspects of project management, business processes and software design. This agile approach...


What can the policy sciences tell us about COVID-19?

Published Date: 22 April 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is urgent, global in scale and massive in impact. What insights can the policy sciences provide about the dynamics of COVID-19? ...


Accounting for ‘dis/value’: challenging the assumptions behind public value

Published Date: 07 April 2020
For public service managers and policymakers, delivering public value has become central to the design and delivery of policies and programs. But the ...


The promise of co-design for public policy

Published Date: 24 March 2020
Co‐design holds great promise for policymakers. It can generate innovative ideas, foster cooperation and meaningfully engage the hard to reach. But ...

News & Media

New ANZSOG/ANU Press publication examines governance structures in Greater China and Australia

Published Date: 31 July 2020
A new ANZSOG/ANU Press publication comparing governance structures in Australia, the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan will be launched n...

News & Media

Striking a balance – Peter Shergold and Graeme Samuel discuss independent vs departmental regulators

Published Date: 21 July 2020
As well as being good managers and leaders, good regulators need to maintain their integrity and earn the trust of the public, governments and ...

News & Media

Applications open: ANZSOG’s Executive Master of Public Administration will help you strengthen your public sector career

Published Date: 17 July 2020
Applications for ANZSOG’s 2021 Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) are now open, with a new cohort of emerging public secto...

News & Media

ANZSOG’s Executive Master of Public Administration strengthens Dan Craig’s public service leadership

Published Date: 17 July 2020
A year-and-a-half into his ANZSOG Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA), Dan Craig is certain his decision to commit to the program ...