Department of Social Services

Designing an evidence based policy capability and knowledge management strategy

 

We prepared a report for the Department of Social Services proposing options for improving evidence based policy capabilities, extending work previously undertaken for FaHCSIA.

 

The report included:

 

  • an assessment of management information capabilities across DSS

 

  • an assessment of DSS’s leadership role in Commonwealth in respect of social policy evidence

 

  • a strategic plan to improve the data capabilities of staff and the evidence base for policy development and program administration

 

  • an assessment of the implications of the Public Management Reform Agenda and Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act

 

  • proposed reforms to IT governance, systems, structures and practices which were necessary to support improved evidence based capabilities

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