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 hosted 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. Both are now at The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Carol heads up the Institute of Public Policy and Governance, and Verity is director of the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion.

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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