Strengthening
Improving program outcomes and success
Conference Date
21st - 22nd March 2017
Location
National Convention Centre Canberra
Early Bird - Save $200
Book by 10/02/17

Overview

Improving evaluation practice to strengthen evidence-based policy
Sound evidence can be used to improve policy and the likely outcomes of progress. While Governments and research institutes are committed to evidence based policy, developing professional skills in this area is a major challenge. This case study focused conference provides policy representatives with all the skills they need to drive improvement in policy evaluation, formulation and implementation.

Attend this conference & learn:
  • How to gather data and evaluate the quality of your evidence
  • How to design evidence-based policy & develop performance indicators
  • How to effectively communicate a policy story with evidence

Who will attend?
Senior representatives of Commonwealth, State & Local Government as well as the NGO sector with responsibility for:
  • Policy
  • Programs
  • Projects
  • Evaluation
  • Research
  • Performance

Attend to learn:

  • Source & utilise quantitative evidence
  • Communicate your evidence & policy effectively
  • Design performance indicators & policy
  • Evaluate the quality of your evidence
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Key Speakers

Grahem GS Criterion
Graeme Barden
Assistant Secretary Performance, Accountability & Evaluation
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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Meg Reid
Director, Trusted Trader & Industry Engagement Branch
DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION & BORDER PROTECTION
Annie GS Criterion
Annie Pennucci
Interim Director
WASHINGTON STATE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY
David GS Criterion
David de Carvalho
Deputy Secretary, Strategic Reform & Policy
DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY & COMMUNITY SERVICES, NSW

What People Are Saying

  • “Highly relevant content, great networking opportunities, great array of speakers.”

    Tracie-lee Little, Australian Skills Quality Authority
  • “Engaging, insightful, thought-provoking, instructive,
    entertaining – this conference had it all!”

    Judy Gordon, Australian Securities & Investments Commission

Blog

  • Measuring Health Outcomes
    Date: 24 Feb 2016  By: James Fedorow
    We are now living in a world where data increasingly plays a large role in providing insights on which we can base our decisions. However, all data is not the same and as it forms the basis of decisions or actions, there is more importance placed on ensuring that we use relevant information. There are …

  • Removing the emperor's new clothes'
    Date: 9 Nov 2015  By: Professor Simon Chapman
    This is an excerpt from Professor Simon Chapman’s book, ‘Removing the emperor’s new clothes: Australia and tobacco plain packaging’. “At its simplest, the story is one of the public good against commercial evil – governments and health authorities introducing an evidence-based measure in the face of ferocious opposition from a lethal and discredited, but still …

  • Magnifying glass
    Date: 13 Mar 2014  By: Lindsey Eifler
    Evidence-based policy making…it was all anyone could talk about when Kevin Rudd was Prime Minister (the first time) but after a while, as happened with Rudd himself, the excitement faded. Of course, unlike Rudd, evidence-based policy making is still with us.   And there’s a very good reasons for that: it makes sense! Despite this, using …

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    Date: 10 Feb 2014  By: Lindsey Eifler
    “The APS needs to focus back on policy development”…That’s according to Professor Gary Banks, Dean of ANZSOG and public policy expert. According to Banks, past policy failures (the carbon and mining taxes, the NBN, key strands of immigration and IR policy) come down to policy ideas not being adequately evidence-based nor subjected to sufficient scrutiny. …

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