Australian Innovation Research Centre

Public Sector Innovation Measurement

Commencement Date 01 February 2011
Project Status Past

This project involved the review and development of a methodology to construct analytical indicators based on innovation data from the Australian Public Service Commission’s 2011 ‘State of the Service’ Survey, as well as existing data sources.

Description

The AIRC worked with the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR) to develop analytical indicators for analysing the data arising from the Australian Public Service Commission’s 2011 ‘State of the Service’ Survey, along with other existing data sources.  The aim was to determine the level of innovation among the Australian Public Service.

In addition, the AIRC was requested to provide advice on comparison data from international contexts, and from other Federal Government sources, and to provide comment and advice regarding the development of a survey on innovation for the Australian public sector.

DIISR also requested advice on the international comparability of the data from the Australian Innovation Public Sector Innovation Indicators Project, and comment on the possibility of benchmarking Australian data against comparable overseas agencies.

Based on the various sources of data currently available, the AIRC was requested to develop a sample format of an analytical report on innovation, suitable for individual agencies.

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