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Evaluation and review as drivers of policy reform in the Indigenous policy domain

Dillion, Mike

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This Policy Insights Paper seeks to assess the influence of evaluation and review in influencing policy in the Indigenous affairs policy domain. The paper examines four high level case studies of strategically significant policy issues within the Indigenous policy domain to assess the impact of evaluation in driving reform over time. Proponents of the greater use of evaluation argue that a major problem in the ongoing failure of governments to effectively address comparative Indigenous...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorDillion, Mike
dc.contributor.otherAustralian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
dc.coverage.spatialAustralia
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-12T00:56:32Z
dc.date.available2020-06-12T00:56:32Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/204989
dc.description.abstractThis Policy Insights Paper seeks to assess the influence of evaluation and review in influencing policy in the Indigenous affairs policy domain. The paper examines four high level case studies of strategically significant policy issues within the Indigenous policy domain to assess the impact of evaluation in driving reform over time. Proponents of the greater use of evaluation argue that a major problem in the ongoing failure of governments to effectively address comparative Indigenous disadvantage relates to the poor or inadequate use of evaluation. The paper questions the dominant public discourse amongst Commonwealth policymakers on the nature of policy, arguing it is far from linear and mechanistic, and not fully represented by rationalist models. In turn, this makes evaluation of policy initiatives even more challenging. The paper concludes that while there are benefits to evaluation and review, the impact of politics and pervasive structural power imbalances in determining the architecture of strategic policy settings makes policy evaluation and review highly problematic as a driver of policy outcomes and thus as a driver of reform.
dc.format# pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT: Australian National University, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTopical Issue (Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University); Vol. #, no. # (20YY)
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCAEPR Topical Issue; Vol. #, no. # (20YY)
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Paper (Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University); No. ###/20YY
dc.relation.ispartofseries2016 Census Paper (Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University); No. ##
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.subject.lcshAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
dc.titleEvaluation and review as drivers of policy reform in the Indigenous policy domain
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.identifier.absfor169902 - Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
local.publisher.urlhttp://caepr.cass.anu.edu.au/research/publications
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationDillion, Mike, The Australian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5ee359f29a190
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
local.mintdoimint
CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)

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