Aims:
  • This project examines the complex requirements, advantages and limitations of collaborative policy development, program implementation and performance evaluation in a multi-stakeholder setting.
  • It analyses the perspectives of all stakeholders, shedding new light on how major policy initiatives are understood by participants.
  • It offers innovation and significance by combining insights and explanations at all key levels in the system of governance relationships and community engagement.
Outcomes:
  • The project analysed diverse experiences of collaboration to promote sustainability in natural resource management at the regional level in Australia. The project attempted to map the range of collaborative experiences.
Recommendations:
  • There are likely to be recommendations concerning factors that facilitate successful collaboration at the regional scale.
Policy Impact:
  • The project will provide critical reference points for policymakers seeking to build collaborative solutions at the regional scale.

Collaboration and Environmental Policy

By examining the nature and effectiveness of Australia's first major experiments with collaborative governance arrangements, in regional environmental management, the project will develop a new framework to analyse complex or wicked policy problems.

Project Value: 
$222 000.00
Funding: 
Australian Research Council - ARC Discovery Project
Date: 
2009 to 2011
Time status: 
Complete
Contact: 
Professor Brian Head (brian.head@uq.edu.au)
Aims:
  • This project examines the complex requirements, advantages and limitations of collaborative policy development, program implementation and performance evaluation in a multi-stakeholder setting.
  • It analyses the perspectives of all stakeholders, shedding new light on how major policy initiatives are understood by participants.
  • It offers innovation and significance by combining insights and explanations at all key levels in the system of governance relationships and community engagement.
Outcomes:
  • The project analysed diverse experiences of collaboration to promote sustainability in natural resource management at the regional level in Australia. The project attempted to map the range of collaborative experiences.
Type: 
Qualitative
Keywords: 
Sustainability
Policy analysis
Environment
Resource management
Number: 
ISSR040148