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This section contains links to websites about policy development, implementation and evaluation.

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This Directory provides an overview of major research infrastructure within South Australia, highlighting connections between the public and private sectors, and cross sectoral interactions.

Gender Indicators Online (GIO) provides a range of gender indicators on the status of women in South Australia.  

Community Indicators Online is a clearinghouse for community indicator development initiatives in South Australia, Australia and overseas. It contains ideas and tools designed to support the development of community indicators.

The AISR is one of Australia's largest social science research organisations based at the University of Adelaide. AISR is a leader in spatial information, demographic, economic, labour market and social health research and analysis and community planning for international and national federal, state and local government authorities and the private sector.

The Hawke Policy Website presents research undertaken at the University of South Australia that has implications for social and public policy. It enables policy makers from all levels of government, those who are affected by that policy and other researchers to access the latest research from the university.

FIPPM is one of Australia’s leading academic centres promoting excellence in teaching, research and professional engagement in public administration, public policy and public-sector management.  

EasyData is a unique data enquiry tool designed to simplify the gathering of up-to-date economic, social and environmental indicators. These indicators are available at state, region and local-government-area levels.


With nearly 120 member centres and institutes, Australian Policy Online offers easy access to much of the best Australian social, economic, cultural and political research available online. APO is maintained by the Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University of Technology.

Being Australia’s official statistical organisation, the ABS is committed to assisting and encouraging informed decision-making, research and discussion within governments, business and the community.  

The Social Policy Research Centre is a research centre of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales. The SPRC conducts research and fosters discussion on all aspects of social policy in Australia, as well as supporting PhD study in these areas. 


The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The site contains key Policy Research Reports (PRRs) which describe the results of World Bank research on development policy. Policy Research Working Papers provide 'Work in progress' findings which encourage the exchange of ideas on development. To access see “Data and Research.”

The OECD groups 30 member countries, including Australia, share a commitment to democratic government and the market economy. The OECD plays a prominent role in fostering good governance in the public service and in corporate activity. It helps governments to ensure the responsiveness of key economic areas with sectoral monitoring.

Policy Library is a social, economic and foreign policy resource - updated daily with the latest jobs, research, and events.

Australia and New Zealand Health Policy is an online journal published by BioMed Central that promote debate and understanding  about health policy developments and practice in the regions.