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.
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
Building a sustainable, prosperous and peaceful region through leadership and collaboration. Includes the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration, the Alternatives to Child Detention Peer Learning Platform, and the Australia-Indonesia Energy Transition Policy Dialogue.
Aligning progress with sustainability to create enduring prosperity. Includes the 2035 Climate Initiative and our work on Directors Duties and Climate Risk.
Tackling long-term government policy challenges and instilling confidence in public institutions. Includes the Early Childhood Initiative and Early Childhood Development Council.
Shaping government services to meet people’s needs with local, community-focused solutions. Includes the Resilient People & Places Program.
Changing the way governments make decisions for the benefit of people, communities and the environment. Includes the Wellbeing Government Initiative.
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.
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.
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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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