Policy and program review
The Policy cluster takes in work in all other clusters. All research in the Institute seeks to contribute directly or indirectly to understanding, informing and influencing policy. Much of this is applied and problem-oriented and aimed at evaluating the effectiveness, affordability and viability of policies.
One of the strengths of the Institute is to provide research as an evidence base for informed decision-making around policy. For good governance and effective use of limited resources, it is essential to have an evidence-based approach. But high quality research is not sufficient for sound policy. Researchers in the institute also examine how governments use evidence and what enables or limits the use of research by policymakers.
Below is a list of research projects associated with this cluster.
Project STOP is a decision making tool for pharmacists aimed at preventing the diversion of pseudoephedrine-based medications for illicit production of methamphetamine. Project STOP is an online real time system with 98% of all pharmacies in Queensland participating. It provides... Read more
Investigating policy learning in public-private partnerships through case studies in Queensland and New South Wales
This project investigates two cases of public-private partnerships (PPPs) to address an enduring question in policy studies: how can lessons be drawn from past examples in other jurisdictions? The Brisbane Airtrain and the Sydney Airport Link, two infrastructure PPPs with similar objectives,... Read more