The Case for Making Public Policy Evaluations Public

Melbourne Institute Policy Brief No. 01/13

Date: 2013


Deborah A. Cobb-Clark


This brief sets out the case for making public policy evaluations public. It first reviews the various challenges associated with impact evaluations, paying particular attention to the unique hurdles involved in evaluating Indigenous policy. Lessons learned from clinical trials registries in medical research are then used to argue that Australian economic and social policy evaluations could be improved by making them public.

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