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

Published Date: 28 July 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
Globally, governments are exploring new ways of procuring public services to improve effectiveness and efficiency. A high-profile example of this trend over the past decade is the development o...
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What can be learnt from the “Agile Journey” at the World Bank

Published Date: 28 July 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
By G.Edward DeSeve, leader of the Agile Government Centre The following article was originally published on the website of the USA’s Agile Government Center. The US-based Agile Government C...
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Has New Public Management improved public services?

Published Date: 15 July 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
Tweet New Public Management reforms have been accused of importing practices from the private sector that could collide with core public service values. But have they been effective in their pro...
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Pandemic leadership: Lessons from New Zealand’s approach to COVID-19

Published Date: 01 July 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
Tweet The nature of the COVID-19 pandemic poses dramatic and unprecedented disruptions to established ways of managing lives, organisations and societies. Aotearoa/New Zealand’s...
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Is gender equality compatible with APS business rationales?

Published Date: 19 June 2020
Tweet Since the 1980s public services have been dominated by the ideology of New Public Management (NPM), which holds that government services should be designed, organised and managed in a quas...
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The risks and rewards of public investments

Published Date: 16 June 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
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 entrepreneurial role? At a glance A paper in Research Poli...
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More ethical, more innovative? The effects of ethical culture and ethical leadership on innovation

Published Date: 02 June 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
Tweet Are ethical public sector organisations more or less likely to be innovative? Despite mushrooming scholarly research into public sector ethics and public sector innovation, very little is ...
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Delivering change: How Australia Post became agile

Published Date: 26 May 2020
Tweet The following article by ANZSOG’s Patrick Lucas and Professor Janine O’Flynn was originally published on the website of the USA’s Agile Government Center. It explores the pressures t...
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Understanding prevention and early intervention in public policy

Published Date: 19 May 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
They say “prevention is better than cure”. By intervening early in people’s lives, policymakers can more effectively address policy problems. However, policymakers need to understand the complex...
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Agile: a new way of governing

Published Date: 06 May 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
As a practice, ‘agility’ has fundamentally changed core aspects of project management, business processes and software design. This agile approach also has the potential to change government and p...
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What can the policy sciences tell us about COVID-19?

Published Date: 22 April 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge, COVID-19
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? At a glance A paper in Policy Sciences - COVID-1...
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Accounting for ‘dis/value’: challenging the assumptions behind public value

Published Date: 07 April 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge, COVID-19
For public service managers and policymakers, delivering public value has become central to the design and delivery of policies and programs. But the complex reality of public service practice can cre...