Reports of evaluations of government policy interventions

Mark R. Diamond made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Social Services

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From: Mark R. Diamond

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Dear FOI Contact Officer,

I am engaged in a project relating to how the effectiveness of government policy interventions is evaluated in Australia and New Zealand. I’m particularly interested in obtaining reports of good quality evaluations of policy outcomes. I’m only interested in reports produced since 1 January 2014.

I would be grateful if you could provide me with access under administrative arrangements to two or three such reports, if you have them. Since I am not sure what evaluations your agency has conducted, I leave it to you to select the reports. If my request is not clear, please let me know.

Yours faithfully,
Mark R. Diamond

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Department of Social Services

Dear Mr Diamond,

 

Thank you for your correspondence of 5 January 2017 regarding how you can
access Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) policy
evaluation reports produced since 1 January 2014.

 

You can find evaluation reports at [1]www.dss.gov.au by conducting a
search for “evaluation”. There are a range of evaluation reports
available, each located on the relevant policy subject area website page.
Two recent examples are the National Disability Insurance Scheme Initial
and Intermediate Evaluation Reports. These are available at:

[2]https://www.dss.gov.au/disability-and-ca....

 

We appreciate your interest in how the effectiveness of government policy
interventions is evaluated in Australia and New Zealand.

 

Kind regards,

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FOI Team

Government and Executive Services Branch

Corporate Services Group

Department of Social Services
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From: Mark R. Diamond

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Dear FOI,

Many thanks for the useful information in your email reply of 13 January 2017.

Yours sincerely,

Mark R. Diamond

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