Priority Reform Three Monitoring and Accountability Framework

Administering institution: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU

External funding: Commonwealth Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet ($414,874)

Investigator(s): Valerie Cooms, Deirdre Howard-Wagner, Francis Markham, Mandy Yap and Eleanor Malbon

Overview: The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), on behalf of the Australian National University (ANU), is pleased to provide a proposal to develop an evidence-informed Monitoring Framework to show the path of change to a transformed, culturally safe, and responsive APS, which is responsive to the different operating contexts of agencies and adaptable in capturing and representing transformation within the broader Commonwealth. That Monitoring Framework will:


  • build a shared understanding of the early and longer-term changes anticipated in agencies as a result of implementation of the PR3 transformation elements[1] (clause 59 of the National Agreement),
  • monitor cultural, systemic, and structural transformation in agencies in a way that is meaningful from a First Nations perspective
  • provide an evidence-informed analysis/reporting tool to monitor agency’s progress, and
  • guide continuous improvement across Government.
  1. The PR3 transformation elements cut across all priority reforms, for example transformation element 59c Deliver services in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, communities and people relates directly to Priority Reform 1, Formal Partnerships and shared decision making. While the Monitoring Framework is framed around PR3 and measuring the transformation of APS agencies, it is anticipated the Framework will also measure progress in relation to Priority Reforms 1, 2 and 4.

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