ARTD Director, Andrew Hawkins, is speaking at the Strengthening Evidence-Based Policy Improving program outcomes and success conference in Canberra on 21 March 2017. He joins other thought leaders in policy, research and evaluation to discuss how sound evidence can be used to improve policy.
Andrew’s presentation will draw implications from the academic research to meet the needs of policy makers for cost-effective monitoring and evaluation of interventions into complex systems. He will challenge the audience to move away from a set of assumptions about measuring outcomes that are useful when evaluating relatively simple things—like fertilisers, drugs and bridges—towards methods that are more appropriate when dealing with new or developing interventions in very complex systems. Cutting through the complexity, he will provide a step-by-step guide for monitoring and evaluation investment decisions that are appropriate to the nature of the intervention, the questions being asked, and the time and resources available.
Early bird registrations for the two-day conference close on 10 February.