How to Use Evidence in Policymaking – A Crash Course

Free Online Workshop | Exclusive for Public Servants in Australia | Thursday 23rd July, 4:00-5:00pm (AEST) 📅




As governments digitise and the appetite for data increases, it’s more important than ever for public servants to know how to effectively identify, use and present evidence as part of the policymaking process.

That’s why we’re hosting this online workshop during Australia’s Innovation Month 2020 to teach you how to bring together the rigour of academic research, with the flexibility and agility policymakers need.

What you’ll learn:

  • The different types of evidence you can use in policymaking, and their relative strengths and weaknesses
  • How to design and apply experimental approaches in policymaking
  • Tips for effectively communicating research and delivering actionable insights
  • What digital technologies can be used to make evidence-informed decisions

You’ll hear from:

Carol Mills, former Secretary of the Australian Department of Parliamentary Services, and Verity Firth, former NSW Minister for Education. Carol and Verity lead the newly established Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Who should register:

This workshop is for anyone working in the public service across Australia who is interested in new tips and strategies to bring evidence into policymaking.



Apolitical is partnering with the Public Sector Innovation Network to deliver this online workshop. All registrants will receive a recording of the workshop. If you are not yet a member of Apolitical, you will be taken to a signup page that will automatically register you for the workshop.

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