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Public Policy

Good public policy seeks to address complex economic, social and environmental issues. With multiple organisations and levels of government seeking to influence priorities and different stakeholders seeking to stake a claim, achieving positive change and impact can be challenging.

Public Policy

Good public policy seeks to address complex economic, social and environmental issues. With multiple organisations and levels of government seeking to influence priorities and different stakeholders seeking to stake a claim, achieving positive change and impact can be challenging.

For policy to move from a good idea to good outcomes, it needs to be navigated through the complexities of government. Success demands a sound evidence base, supportive stakeholders and commitment from key decision makers. Hoping for the best is not a strategy – instead these things need to be achieved with skill and expertise, sound strategy and planning, creation of buy-in, built on a thorough knowledge of how government works.

With a large network of former senior executives from all arms of government, we have a broad and deep experience working with, and within, governments. Our consultants bring experience on the full suite of government functions – from policy development to regulation, service delivery and funding – to deliver great outcomes that improve the lives of citizens.

Our consulting services include

Policy development

Good policy development requires sound processes, evidence and insights. Our consultants help you develop policy by analysing evidence, engaging with stakeholders to understand their issues, to generate, develop and test new policy solutions, and to support implementation. This work is backed by our data analytics expertise and the Data Assets Warehouse for Nous (DAWN).

Evaluation

Organisations need to track progress, demonstrate accountability, measure impact, learn from experience and shape innovation. Our consultants help you collect and analyse information and draw conclusions about what is happening in programs or policies, and what outcomes are being achieved.

Regulation

Regulation is essential to a well-functioning society. When it works well, it allows citizens to live and work safely, to run businesses smoothly, to invest confidently, and to do these things efficiently. Our consultants work with regulators to shape policy thinking and provide regulatory solutions and reforms. We provide advice across regulatory design, regulatory governance and regulatory practice.

Policy implementation

The best-designed policy risks failure if implementation lacks diligence and planning. Our consultants work with you to consider key decisions, including identifying the most effective way to implement policy to achieve the desired outcomes and identifying the right organisations and people to be involved.

Policy acceleration

Governments are under increasing pressure to solve complex public policy issues quickly. Our approach to policy acceleration enables rapid development and testing of policy options while building capability among clients. This is vital in situations where you lack the capacity and/or the capability to go through each step of the policy cycle sequence in the timeframes required.

Pricing and cost recovery

Many government agencies use cost recovery models to fund some services. Our consultants can support you to optimise pricing and incentives for new and existing products and services. We provide support for government-related cost recovery as well as decisions regarding pricing regulation, subsidies, incentives, taxes and fee setting.

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