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  • Stop treating program evaluation like a diet!

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    Program evaluation is a valuable tool for determining what results you’re achieving for clients and the community. And yet, virtually every major review of government in recent history has suggested that government agencies need to evaluate programs better and more often.

  • How the Australian public sector has changed for the worse

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    Over the last couple of months, we’ve drawn on our 20 years’ experience in consulting to look at how  the Australian public sector has changed over time and which changes have had a positive impact on our people, our work and our community. Now it’s time to look at the flip side of the coin: how the public sector has changed for the worse.

  • How has government changed for the better over the last 20 years?

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    Our recent survey among clients and colleagues allowed us to reflect on the changes that have taken place in the public sector over the last 20 years, as well as determine how these changes have improved the way government services are delivered to the community. Here are six improvements that we believe have had a significant impact on the public sector over this time.

  • 20 years of change in the public sector

    In 1996, Nexus Management was established, providing consulting services to government, not-for-profit organisations and universities across Australia. It was the year John Howard was elected to replace Paul Keating as Prime Minister and Morris Iemma was NSW Premier. Since that time, we’ve had five Prime Ministers (six, if you count Rudd twice) and five NSW Premiers, though none who have served longer than Iemma’s three years and 33 days.