Public administration

Poverty measurement: we know less than policy makers realize

There is a widespread policy interest in poverty estimates at both national and global level. There has been an explosion of poverty measurement in the...

The policy and politics of reform of the Australian Goods and Services Tax

In February this year, Prime Minister Turnbull took Goods and Services Tax (GST) reform off the table, but history would suggest it will come into play...

Augmenting expert elicitation with structured visual deliberation

Policy decisions frequently depend on quantitative judgements made by domain experts. The quality of those judgements depends in turn on the nature of the...

Responding to global challenges in food, energy, environment and water: risks and options assessment for decision-making

We analyse the threats of global environmental change, as they relate to food security. First, we review three discourses: (i) ‘sustainable...

Implications of Australia's population policy for future greenhouse gas emissions targets

Australia’s high per capita emissions rates makes it is a major emitter of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, but its low intrinsic growth rate means that...

Fiscal sustainability in Japan

Japanese government debt is at unprecedented levels with a gross debt to gross domestic product ratio of over 230 per cent and a net debt to gross...

Anticipating the struggle against everyday impunity in Myanmar through accounts from Bangladesh and Thailand

Work done internationally to address impunity concentrates on removing blanket amnesties and establishing commissions of inquiry into past atrocities....

Inside Myanmar's turbulent transformation

Since constitutional government began in 2011, Myanmar’s shift from an entrenched military regime has drawn wide interest from policy analysts. This...

Using signal processing diagnostics to improve public sector evaluations

False positive test results that overstate intervention impacts can distort and constrain the capability to learn and adapt in governance, and are...

Expanded social protection may do more harm than good: a pessimistic review

There is growing interest in expanded social protection programs, even for the poorest countries. Technology now allows cash transfers to be delivered to...

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