Bye ANZSIG, hello IGPA: Canberra Uni’s new policy institute born


The University of Canberra’s ANZSOG Institute for Governance will cease operating under that name today, joining forces in January with the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling.

The University of Canberra’s ANZSOG Institute for Governance (ANZSIG) will begin operating under the banner of the new Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (UC-IGPA) from tomorrow.

Professor Mark Evans, dean of the UC Faculty of Business and Government.

Professor Mark Evans

The new institute was created in January to combine ANZSIG with the venerable National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling. The integration of the two institutes combines their expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods, evaluation, micro-simulation and policy modelling. ANZSIG director Professor Mark Evans said by email:

“We are already conducting work in these areas for the United Nations Development Program in the Middle-East and the World Bank in Afghanistan, as well as high-profile work on the federal budget and on the cost of living with AMP.

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