Evidence base journal
Welcome to the Australia and New Zealand School of Government’s peer-reviewed journal – Evidence Base. The journal was established in 2012 and publishes reviews of evidence informing decision-making in specific policy areas, with a focus on determining ‘‘what works?’, based on the evidence.
Evidence Base is designed for public sector decision-makers and is part of ANZSOG’s broader mission of connecting the public sector, academics and other policy specialists.
Previous issues of Evidence Base contain research on a variety of public policy areas from health, education, disaster recovery to economics and public management.
Evidence Base provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license users are free to share the work (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format), if the contribution is properly attributed and used for non-commercial purposes.
PLEASE NOTE: the journal is no longer accepting submissions.
Issue 1 (Jan 2021)
Developing the multi-professional clinical academic workforce in Australia and New Zealand: a scoping review
Alexandra Edelman/ Robin Gauld/ Pavel V. Ovseiko/ Richard B. Murray
Issue 2 (Oct 2021)
Organisational policies and responses to employee disclosures of domestic and family violence and sexual assault: What constitutes best practice?
Jan Breckenridge/ Sara Singh/ Georgia Lyons/ Kylie Valentine
Does Strategic public procurement for SMEs work?
Issue 1 (Mar 2020)
Mental Health and/or Mental Illness: A Scoping Review of the Evidence and Implications of the Dual-Continua Model of Mental Health
Matthew Iasiello/ Joep van Agteren/ Eimear Muir Cochrane
Issue 2 (Dec 2020)
Increasing the ability of government agencies to undertake evidence-informed policymaking
Integrated responses for people with cognitive disability and complex support needs: Factors and principles
Leanne Dowse/ Isabella Dillon-Savage/ Angela Dew/ Iva Strnadová
Policy implications of the extent, nature and effects of young people’s exposure to alcohol promotion in sports-related contexts
Simone Pettigrew/ Hayley Grant
The effectiveness of changes to drug policy, regulation and legislation for reducing harms associated with opioids and supporting their medicinal use in Australia, Canada and the UK: A systematic review
Issue 1 (Sep 2019)
Stewardship Actions for Market issues in the National Disability Insurance Scheme: A Review of the Evidence
Eleanor Malbon/ Daniel Reeders/ Gemma Carey/ Axelle Marjolin
Marketisation of Climate Change Services
Eleanor Malbon/ Luke Craven
Issue 1 (Mar 2018)
Cessation for smokers seeking treatment and advice from health care professionals in the hospital setting
Zoe Kopsaftis/ Joseph van Agteren/ Kristin Carson-Chahhoud/ Tim O’Loughlin/ Brian Smith
Issue 2 (Oct 2018)
Effective and efficient committee work: A Systematic overview of multidisciplinary literatures
Sandy Oliver/ Katie Hollingworth/ Rob Briner/ Catherine Swann/ Kate Hinds/ Chris Roche
Issue 1 (Mar 2017)
Using behavioural insights for citizen compliance and cooperation
Peter John/ Jane Robb
Issue 2 (Jun 2017)
Putting one-stop-shops into practice: A systematic review of the drivers of government service integration
Issue 3 (Sep 2017)
Individual funding systems: What works?
Issue 4 (Dec 2017)
Implications of work time flexibility for health promoting behaviours
Malbon Eleanor/ Carey Dr. Gemma
Issue 1 (Dec 2016)
Outcome-based contracting for human services
Issue 2 (Dec 2016)
What factors influence the effectiveness of financial incentives on long-term natural resource management practice change?
Emma Swann/ Rob Richards
Issue 3 (Dec 2016)
Review of the effectiveness of predictive models for mesothelioma to identify lessons for asbestos-related policy
Issue 4 (Jan 2016)
Evaluations of post-disaster recovery: A review of practice material
Roberta Ryan/ Liana Wortley/ Éidín Ní Shé
Issue 1 (Mar 2015)
School autonomy: Necessary but not sufficient
Issue 2 (Jun 2015)
Health initiatives to target obesity in surface transport industries: Review and implications for action
Janine Chapman/ Anjum Naweed
Issue 3 (Sep 2015)
The impact of welfare to work on parents and their children
Michelle Brady/ Kay Cook
Issue 4 (Dec 2015)
A critical examination of the youth foyer model for alleviating homelessness: Strengthening a promising evidence base
Iris Levin/ Joseph Borlagdan/ Shelley Mallett/ Jehonathan Ben
Issue 1 (Mar 2014)
Class size and academic results, with a focus on children from culturally, linguistically and economically disenfranchised communities
Issue 2 (Jun 2014)
What is the evidence for harm minimisation measures in gambling venues?
Charles Livingstone/ Angela Rintoul/ Louise Francis
Issue 3 (Sep 2014)
Smoking cessation and tobacco prevention in Indigenous populations
Kristin Carson/ Harshani Jayasinghe/ Brian Smith/ Jeffrey Newchurch/ Malcolm Brinn/ Antony Veale/ Matthew Peters/ Adrian Esterman/ Kuljit Singh
Issue 4 (Dec 2014)
Dealing with unemployment: What should be the role of labour market programs?
Issue 1 (Mar 2013)
A review of restorative justice responses to offending
Don Weatherburn/ Megan Macadam/ Don Weatherburn/ Megan Macadam
Issue 2 (Jun 2013)
Regulation of alcohol advertising: Policy options for Australia
Sandra C. Jones
Issue 3 (Sep 2013)
Managing Madness: Mental Health and Complexity in Public Policy
Sebastian Rosenberg/ Ian Hickie/ Sebastian Rosenberg/ Ian Hickie
Issue 4 (Dec 2013)
Work-life balance and family friendly policies
Natalie Skinner/ Janine Chapman
Issue 1 (Apr 2012)
Is social mixing of tenures a solution for public housing estates?
Alan Morris/ Michelle Jamieson/ Roger Patulny/ Alan Morris/ Michelle Jamieson/ Roger Patulny/ Alan Morris/ Michelle Jamieson/ Roger Patulny
Issue 2 (Aug 2012)
Prevention-based approaches to social policy: The case of early childhood development
Alan Tapper/ John Phillimore/ Alan Tapper/ John Phillimore
Issue 3 (Dec 2012)
Too much ‘Dreaming’: Evaluations of the Northern Territory National Emergency Response Intervention 2007–2012
Jon Altman/ Susie Russell/ Jon Altman/ Susie Russell