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Strengthening evaluation capacity in government

  • Published Date: 17 February 2017
ANZSOG’s Evidence and Evaluation Hub recently convened a roundtable with senior policy advisers and leaders in evaluation from across New Zealand and Australia to share knowledge and identify priori...
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Justifying our post-disaster recovery spend

  • Published Date: 17 February 2017
In Australia and New Zealand, disaster recovery is a big deal. Since 2009, natural disasters have claimed more than 200 Australian lives, destroyed 2670 houses and damaged a further 7680, and affected...
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An alumnus’ experience: Ferris Bueller and understanding the adaptive leadership challenge

  • Published Date: 17 February 2017
One of the challenges for public sector leaders can be finding the time to reflect on and develop their leadership style. Mark Hogan, a recent graduate from ANZSOG’s Towards Strategic Leadershi...
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Authentic Leadership: The true story of you

  • Published Date: 16 February 2017
Authentic Leadership: Can we both 'do good' and 'do well'? will be delivered in Melbourne, 10th March. This is a free event but registrations are essential.   Concepts of leadership and power...
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Building the capacity of the Asia-Pacific

  • Published Date: 16 February 2017
The Asia-Pacific region is key to Australia and New Zealand’s future, with both countries prioritising deliberate outreach to connect with its diverse cultures, traditions, governance and policy pro...
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Connecting policy design and public management

  • Authors: Jo Luetjens
  • Published Date: 13 February 2017
Policy design is often far removed from the world of policy implementation. A consequence of this is that identical policy intentions can result in quite different organisational practices and societa...
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Making sense of user fees

  • Published Date: 02 February 2017
Governments at all levels face choices and constraints in public finance. Among their considerations are the most appropriate ways to generate revenue, and the legal parameters within which they must ...
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A Switch in Time: Influencing Behaviour

  • Published Date: 25 January 2017
What happens when your behaviour change program isn’t changing behaviours as effectively as intended? Adapt it, and see if the results can be improved before the end. BehaviourWorks' Dr Liam Smit...
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Contracts and convicts: How perverse incentives created the death fleet

  • Authors: David Donaldson
  • Published Date: 19 January 2017
It might sound strange, but the tragic voyage of the second fleet, which killed 40% of the convicts on board, holds a lesson for contemporary governments about the consequences of perverse incentives....
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The practice of leadership

  • Published Date: 16 January 2017
As a practice and as a field of study, ‘leadership’ is an object of fascination, a source of concern, and an occasion for hope, anticipation, scepticism and aspiration. In consequence of this...
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Professor Nancy Gertner in Melbourne: perspectives on Trump and US politics

  • Published Date: 16 January 2017
On Friday 13 January 2017, Professor Nancy Gertner from Harvard Law School held 45 senior Victorian public servants spellbound with her feisty account of the current state of US politics, politic...
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Five things to consider when designing a policy to measure research impact

  • Authors: Andrew Gunn and Michael Mintrom
  • Published Date: 14 January 2017
This year will see the Australian government pilot new ways to measure the impact of university research. As recommended by the Watt Review, the Engagement and Impact Assessment will encourage univer...