International Partnerships

overview

The Institute has a highly active program of international engagement in both research and education with quality international partners. In research, this includes activities such as joint publication, visiting scholar schemes, joint doctoral supervision and conferencing with governance scholars at the WZB Social Science Research Centre in Berlin, the UK Universities of Birmingham, London School of Economics, Sheffield, Southampton and York, the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil and the Ash Centre at Harvard University.

In the area of education our international programs include:

  • Open policy-making programme (Cabinet Office UK)
  • Social Participation Programme (Office of the Presidency, Brazil)
  • Service Professionalisation Programme (Russian central government)
  • Australia-China Leadership Programme
  • China National Audit Office Governance Programme
  • Political Communications Programme (Singapore Civil Service College)
  • Vietnam Department of Social Security, Leading Change Programme

Moreover, the Institute also partners with a consortium of leading international universities in the delivery of an International MPA Partnership Program (IMPAPP). This provides a unique opportunity for overseas students drawn from senior levels of the public service or aspiring to be senior members of the public service to study for a double MPA degree. Partners include: North-Eastern and Renmin Universities in China and the London School of Economics and the University of York in the UK.

CENTRE FOR POST-CRISIS LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT

The Centre brings together the academic and applied knowledge of the leading centre for post-war recovery studies in Europe (the PRDU) and IGPA which is quickly developing into Australia’s premier institution for the study and practice of governance. As PRDU Director Professor Sultan observes, "They bring leading international expertise in soft governance and the PRDU brings skills in the hard governance of reconstruction and recovery. It is a perfect marriage".

The launch was facilitated by leading international humanitarian Baroness Haleh Afshar OBE who also hosted a reception at the House of Lords. Afshar observed in closing, "What I like about this work is that it recognizes that these communities can only be effectively supported if they are driving the process of change. Leadership that makes this happen has be the way forward". Click here to read more.

Indonesia Program

The Institute actively engages in partnerships and collaborations with various institutions, researchers and policy makers in Indonesia. The Indonesia Program at the Institute, led by Dr Riyana Miranti, specialises in the area of economic development (e.g. poverty, inequality, economic growth and regional development), governance, policy modelling, policy analysis and evaluation. IGPA Indonesia program covers both research and education program.

 

Partnerships

 

Afghanistan

COWIE, CMI, Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Ministry of Education, Ministry of the Interior, UK Department for International Development, World Bank. “Post conflict leadership and development” led by Professor Mark Evans and Professor Sultan Barakat and including joint education programs in post conflict reconstruction and evaluation work.

 

Brazil

Federal University of Minas Gerais/Brazil, “Public Participation Research Program” led by Dr Selen Ercan and including Visiting Scholars Program and joint conferencing and publication activity.

Federal Ministry of Planning “Social Participation Research Program” led by Professor Mark Evans and Professor Gerry Stoker, funded by the European Union and including joint conferencing and publication activity.

 

Canada

Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia, “Participedia Project” funded through SSHRC Partnership Grant to support Visiting Scholars Program and joint conferencing and publication activity. A “Global Partnership To Create and Mobilize Knowledge about Democratic Innovation”.

 

China

China Academy for Governance (Beijing) – “Crisis, Conflict and Transitions Program” led by Professor Mark Evans and including joint education programs and PhD supervision.

School of Public Administration, Renmin University – MoU International MPA Partnership Program led by Professor Mark Evans.

 

 

Colombia

UNESCO. "Effectiveness of targeting in social protection programs aimed to children: lessons for a post-2015 agenda" Collaborative research project between Dr Riyana Miranti and Associate Professor Sandra García-Jaramillo from University of Los Andes, Bogotá-Colombia

 

Denmark

University of Copenhagen, Business School, “Public Participation Research Program” led by Professor Henrik Bang and including joint publication and PhD supervision.

 

Germany

WZB Social Science Research Centre Berlin – “Public Participation Research Program”  led by Dr Selen Ercan and including Visiting Scholars Program and joint conferencing and publication activity.

HafenCity University, Hamburg – Visiting fellow at NATSEM working with Professor Robert Tanton.

 

Indonesia

Asian Development Bank. "Addressing Knowledge and Statistical Gaps in Relation to Poverty Reduction, Inequality, and Inclusive Growth" Research project led by Dr Riyana Miranti

Support for Economic Analysis Development in Indonesia Project (SEADI) / The National Team of Accelerating Poverty Reduction in Indonesia (TNP2K)/USAID.  “Factors explaining variation in provincial poverty rates in Indonesia”, Research project led by Dr Riyana Miranti

OECD. “Trends in poverty and inequality in Indonesia post-decentralisation”, Collaborative Research Project led by Dr Riyana Miranti.

The Demographic Institute, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia, Letter of Agreement (LOA) for joint collaborative research (2011-2014) and UC Deputy Vice Chancellor Research - Distinguished Visitor Fellowship 2010 led by Dr Riyana Miranti

University of Sebelas Maret, Indonesia, "Skills Differentials and Inequality in Indonesia and Australia", Collaborative Research project led by Professor Anne Daly and Dr Riyana Miranti.

Institute for Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia (LPEM FE UI) “Essential factors in attracting FDI: Infrastructure, Labour Productivity or Economic Cooperation” Indonesian Development Research Network, Indonesia Project Research Grants Funding Application led by Dr Yogi Vidyattama

Directorate General of Tax, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia. Research led by Dr Yogi Vidyattama and Bimo Wijayanto on “Revenue and Distribution Impact Analysis of Indonesian Personal Income Tax Reform in 2008”

Indonesian Regional Scientist Association (IRSA) “Government and Communities: Sharing Indonesia’s Common Goals” research led by Dr Yogi Vidyattama  and puiblished as part of the IRSA book series 2014.

 

Ireland

Rural Economy Research Centre, Teagasc, Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Ireland – ongoing research collaboration and training led by Professor Robert Tanton and Dr Jinjing Li.

 

 

Luxembourg

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) (formerly CEPS/INSTEAD) “Tax-benefit systems, employment structures and cross-country differences in income inequality in Europe” Collaborative research led by Dr Jinjing Li.

 

New Zealand

Centre of Methods and Policy Application in the Social Sciences (COMPASS), University of Auckland. “Simulating policy options for an ageing society” Long term research collaboration led by Professor Laurie Brown.

National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA), University of Waikato.  “Unpaid carers, ageing well and the oldest old” Collaborative research led by Professor Laurie Brown including an ARC funded project and

Department of Economics, University of Waikato. Collaborative research led by Professor Robert Tanton on “Unemployment and social wellbeing” and “Pathways into unemployment for older people using longitudinal surveys.

Qatar

Brookings Institute – “Post conflict leadership and development” led by Professor Mark Evans and Professor Sultan Barakat and including joint education programs in post conflict reconstruction.

 

 

Russia

Moscow Metropolitan Governance University – “Governance Lesson-drawing Program” led by Professor Mark Evans and including joint education programs and visitors program.

 

 

Singapore

Singapore Civil Service College – ‘Political Communication in an Era of Governance’ led by Professor Mark Evans and including joint education programs.

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) Singapore, UC Deputy Vice Chancellor Research - Distinguished Visitor Fellowship 2012 led by Dr Riyana Miranti

 

South Korea

BigData SW Platform Research Department, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) “Korean Demography Microsimulation Project”, Dr Jinjing Li is an advisor on this project.

 

 

United Kingdom

Cabinet Office – “Open Policy-making Program” led by Professor Mark Evans and including joint education programs.

POLSIS, Birmingham University – “Political Change in the UK Research Program” – led by Professor David Marsh and including Visiting Scholars Program and joint publication activity.

Centre for Citizenship, Globalisation and Governance, University of Southampton – “Comparative Survey of Political Engagement Research Program” led by Professor Mark Evans and Professor Gerry Stoker and including Visiting Scholars Program, joint appointment and joint publication activity.

LSE Public Policy Group – “Digital Public Service Production and Productivity Research Program” and “Public Policy Blog” programs led by Professor Mark Evans and Professor Patrick Dunleavy and including Visiting Scholars Program, joint appointment and joint publication activity.

Government, Manchester University – led by Professor David Marsh and including Visiting Scholars Program and joint publication on “Political Ideas and Traditions Research Program”.

Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit, University of York – Collaborative Centre for Post-crisis Leadership and Development, School of Public Policy, led by Professor Mark Evans and including joint education programs and joint publication activity.

University College London – “Nudge, Nudge-Think, Think Research Program” led by Professor Peter John and Professor Gerry Stoker and including Visiting Scholars Program, joint appointment and joint publication activity.

Centre for Applied Spatial Analysis, University College London. Collaborative research with Professor Robert Tanton on urban modelling including contribution from UCL to edited book on spatial microsimulation.

University of Sheffield, Politics – “In Defence of Politics Research Program” led by Dr Paul Fawcett and including Visiting Scholars Program, joint workshop and publication activity.

Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia – Joint research led by Professor Laurie Brown including ARC funded work on the “Need for and financing of aged care”.

Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton. Ongoing collaboration led by Professor Robert Tanton  on modelling energy use.

Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham – research collaboration including co-editing book on spatial microsimulation with Professor Robert Tanton

School of Geography, University of Leeds – ongoing research and training partner with Professor Robert Tanton including contributions to the Handbook of Microsimulation Modelling

 

United States

Harvard/Ash Centre for Democratic Governance and Innovation – “Deliberative Democracy” led by Professor John Dryzek and including Visiting Scholars Program, joint conferencing and publication activity.

United Nations Development Programme (New York) – “Opportunities and Challenges for the Reform of Public Administration Arising from the Arab Transitions” – led by Professor Mark Evans and including joint conferencing, research and publication activity.

Department of Biostatistics, University of Florida. Collaborative research led by Associate Professor Xiaodong Gong on the application of econometric methods to assessing Australian health tax policies.

 

Vietnam

Department of Social Security – “Social Security Reform” – DFAT funded lesson-drawing, leadership and education programs led by Professor Mark Evans and Tu Pham.

Office of the Deputy PM – “Integrity Reform” – DFAT/UN funded lesson-drawing, leadership and education programs led by Tu Pham.