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Driven by values, guided by our method, informed by evidence

The work we do at the Centre for Policy Development is driven by values, guided by our method, and informed by evidence.

Our values shape our strategic goals and ways of working. At the centre of our work is the principle that public policy should advance the wellbeing of current and future generations.

Our unique method allows us, with our partners, to forge practical policy solutions to the most pressing challenges facing Australia and the region.

Rigorous research guided by evidence – including from the participation of people affected by policies – enables us to create viable ideas and embrace the long term now.

Our values

A country respected for its leadership and cooperation

A government that is active and effective

An economy that is clean, innovative and productive

A society that expands opportunity and social justice

Wellbeing
Indo-Pacific
Sustainable Economy
Effective Government
Resilient People and Places

Our Programs

Our Values

  • A country respected for its leadership and cooperation

  • A government that is active and effective

  • An economy that is clean, innovative and productive

  • A society that expands opportunity and social justice

Our method

The Centre for Policy Development’s unique Create Connect Convince method sits at the core of our work.

The elements of this method are closely intertwined and mutually dependent, and allows us to develop practical policy solutions to intractable challenges.

Over many years we have forged trusting relationships and honed and refined this method.

Our people

The people who bring Create Connect Convince to life share a special bond.

Our experts, advisors, fellows, and board work together to drive innovative policy solutions that tackle the most pressing challenges facing our society.

As our team grows across Australia and beyond, we are holding onto the unique culture that guides our collaboration.

CPD in action

Our work

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Programs and initiatives

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Funding and support

The Centre for Policy Development is a registered charity and donations to our work are tax-deductible.

We run on the contributions of people and organisations who invest in the wellbeing of current and future generations.

Our funding policy ensures the independence of our research.

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