Research Programs

The Institute contributes to inclusive social change through conducting research and supporting social change initiatives, teaching and training and outreach.

We support individuals, organisations and networks that are involved in social change particularly but not exclusively in Indigenous Australia and the Pacific.

We support our partners through one or more of: action research; monitoring, evaluation and learning; research design and management; thinking and working politically, adaptive programming; coalition building, and partnership brokering.

Our current projects with our partners are listed below with the most recent projects at the top.

Current projects

Water governance in the Mekong sub-region

Analysing the factors that shape transboundary water governance in the Mekong sub-region

University of Oxford

Strengthening monitoring and evaluation of policy engagement.

The Asia Foundation

Reviewing the monitoring, evaluation and learning system of Coalitions for Change

Developmental Leadership Program (DLP) phase 3

Exploring how leadership, power and political processes drive or block successful development.

Central Land Council

Providing monitoring, evaluation and learning support to the Central Land Council.

Northern Land Council

Providing monitoring, evaluation, research and learning support to the Northern Land Council.

Research for Development Impact Network

Improving research use in international development agencies.

Papua New Guinea and Australia Governance Partnership

Developing a Knowledge Platform

Aboriginal Governance and Management Program

Supporting the development of a monitoring, evaluation and learning framework.

Australia-Pacific Training Coalition (APTC)

Providing support to APTC with monitoring, evaluation and learning; coalition building and partnership brokering.

Solomon Islands project

Providing monitoring, evaluation, research and learning support to two DFAT-funded programs.

Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning

Developing and testing innovative methods for evaluation and evidence synthesis in international development.

Supporting health system responses to violence against women and children in Timor-Leste

Reducing violence against women and children in Timor Leste

Locally Led Development in the Pacific

Resources related to the Pacific programs