Linking policymakers with research relevant for implementing the SDGs is difficult. But building strong relationships between them and researchers is a good place to start.
The effects of terrorism in one country spill over across national borders to reduce the trade of other nations. This reduction in trade is long lived and may make it harder to combat terrorism.
Behavioural economics is severely limited in its approach to inequality. Fortunately, other psychological approaches are better suited.
What would you prefer: spleen diet, fish custard, or a modern prison meal?
The current retirement system is unsustainable. We could learn from the way higher education is funded.
Australians are in favour of housing affordability changes that the government still doesn't support, an ANU poll shows.
The restaurant chain may well be trying to head off union pressure and sidestep collective action ... but a win is a win.
The NDIS roll-out has been criticised for many glitches, but that doesn't mean the scheme is failing.
Migrants keep going back to the vilified go-betweens that can get them construction jobs or domestic work.
The economic transformation discussion document released by South Africa's governing party, the ANC, fails to be radical.
South African President, Jacob Zuma, wasted lots of time and space in cheap politicking instead of galvanising South Africans to work together for a better future.
Theresa May's plan to boost UK competitiveness risks exposing flaws in the higher education sector.
Research has shed new light on whether we prefer policies that would benefit ourselves or our descendants.
South Africa's economic challenges of 2016 are largely a reflection of its inability to change in the light of global shocks.
Book on agricultural innovation has had key policy impacts at the micro and macro level.
Politicians need to stop meddling with education policy and invest in teachers if Australia's science, mathematics and reading standards are to improve.
Australian government proposals to ban so-called “double dipping” with paid parental leave (PPL) risks scaling back health benefits for women who take time off to care for their babies.
The cynic might argue Theresa May wants to endear herself to the electorate, and what could be more convenient than to bring back a policy which resonates strongly with aspiring middle class parents.
A new report highlights how little we know about what works and what doesn't when it comes to publicly-funded Indigenous programs. It's a similar story in other policy areas – but we can do better.
The 2016 post-election report from the Parliamentary Budget Office lacks context and comes too late to inform voters.