Welcome to Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) is Australia’s foremost social science research body focusing on Indigenous economic and social policy from a national perspective. CAEPR aims to undertake social science research on Indigenous policy and development which is excellent by the best international and disciplinary standards and that informs intellectual understanding, public debate, policy formation and community action.

The Centre is funded from a variety of sources including the ANU, the Australian Research Council, industry and philanthropic partners, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and State and Territory governments. The principal objective of CAEPR is to undertake high-quality, independent research that will assist in furthering the social and economic development and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout Australia. It aims to combine academic and teaching excellence on Indigenous economic and social development and public policy with realism, objectivity and relevance.

Recent CAEPR publications

Linking Indigenous Communities with Regional Development: Australia Overview

Commissioned reports

K. Jordan, F. Markham and J.C. Altman

5 / 2020

Language use is connected to indicators of wellbeing: Evidence from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey 2014– 15

Working paper

Y. Dinku, F. Markham, D. Venn, D. Angelo, J. Simpson, C. O’Shannessy, J. Hunt and T. Dreise

137 / 2020

Evaluation and review as drivers of reform in the Indigenous policy domain

Policy Insights: Special Series


2 / 2020

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