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Building better policy – an infrastructure approach

1 March 2022



ANZSOG works with a range of organisations and jurisdictions to support them to improve their policy advisory systems by taking a systemic approach to develop an effective ‘policy infrastructure’.

Among those organisations are several education departments. ANZSOG convened a curated conversation to bring together senior officials from: the South Australian Department for Education, The Ministry of Education in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

The conversation explored questions around the context and drivers for policy capability improvement initiatives. This ‘conversation tracker’ captures its key themes, which go beyond the education domain to provide insights into how agencies can address the challenge of building an effective policy infrastructure.


TITLE: Building Policy Capability – An Infrastructure Approach

AUTHORS: Sally Washington

SERIES: ANZSOG Research Insights


DATE: March 2022

PUBLISHER: Australia and New Zealand School of Government

ISSN: 2653-7281

DOI: 10.54810/WHFV4095

CITATION: Washington, Sally. Building Policy Capability – An Infrastructure Approach: ANZSOG Research Insights No. 21. Melbourne: Australia and New Zealand School of Government, March 2022.

Published Date: 1 March 2022

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