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Australian Department of Social Services

CHANGE AGENT

The Department of Social Services is a critical source of social policy advice for the Australian Government. We work in partnership with government and non-government organisations to ensure the effective development, management and delivery of a diverse range of policies and programs focused on improving the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia.

www.dss.gov.au


Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

CHANGE AGENT

The Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE) is an independent unit within Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, whose work contributes to evidence and debate about aid effectiveness. ODE’s work spans three key areas:

  • It quality assures the department’s internal aid performance assessment systems.
  • It supports, conducts and reviews program-level evaluations of Australian aid investments.
  • Finally, it conducts strategic-level evaluations with a policy or thematic focus.

ODE publishes all of its evaluations. For more information, visit our website.

ODE received the AES Award for Excellence in Evaluation (Public Sector) in 2014 and 2016.


ARTD Consulting

SILVER SPONSOR

Established in 1989, ARTD is one of Australia’s leading public policy strategy and evaluation consulting firms. We were early pioneers in the use of program logic and remain at the forefront of evaluation theory and practice. Our approach is simple—we listen to our clients and draw on our expertise and those of policy and program stakeholders to bring evidence and insight to decision makers.

www.artd.com.au


Clear Horizon

SILVER SPONSOR

Clear Horizon provides bespoke design, monitoring and evaluation services. We partner with international agencies; local, state and federal government; industry bodies; and not-for-profits to design and implement robust, human-centred monitoring and evaluation, for simple through to complex situations. We're leaders in facilitating program logic processes and in design, program logic, monitoring and evaluation training.

www.clearhorizon.com.au


Urbis

SILVER SPONSOR

Urbis is a market-leading firm with the goal of shaping the cities and communities of Australia for a better future. Drawing together a network of the brightest minds, Urbis consists of practice experts, working collaboratively to deliver fresh thinking and independent advice and guidance—all backed up by real, evidence-based solutions. Working across the areas of evaluation and research, economic and strategic advisory, urban planning and property advisory, the expert team at Urbis connect their clients in the public and private sectors to a better outcome, every time.

www.urbis.com.au


ACIL Allen Consulting

SILVER SPONSOR

ACIL Allen Consulting is Australia's largest employee-owned independent public policy, economics and corporate public affairs consultancy. Staff have the skills and knowledge required to design and undertake rigorous evaluations in practice, including in qualitative research and econometrics. The firm has evaluated large public interventions, such as national policies and international education programs, through to smaller interventions for discrete communities. Much of this work has concerned Australia's First Peoples, drawing on culturally appropriate research methods. The firm is adept at the application of theory-based methods (program logic), qualitative research methods (such as case study research) and more quantitative studies (cost-benefit analyses or quasi-experimental designs).

www.acilallen.com.au


MEERQAT Pty Ltd

SILVER SPONSOR

MEERQAT Pty Ltd offers innovative online tools that engage team members and other stakeholders in program and process assessment for quality improvement and other evaluation activities. Its flagship products—MEERQAT and BPCLEtool—use the latest web technology to enhance information sharing and drive genuine engagement within teams and across organisations.

www.meerqat.com.au


Grosvenor Management Consulting

BRONZE SPONSOR

Grosvenor Management Consulting’s team of evaluation experts have extensive experience in government and not-for-profit sectors. From program design and performance monitoring to evaluation and capability development, Grosvenor’s evaluators help you review the success of your programs and make clear, informed decisions. Contact Dana Cross, Grosvenor’s Program Evaluation Practice Lead at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

www.grosvenor.com.au