Data integration and analysis
The most effective government policies, programs and services are informed by accurate, high quality data. The government’s data resides in many locations across agencies, making it hard to find and use for policy research.
The Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA) initiative and its analytical hubs, including the Economic Data and Analysis Network (EDAN), are making better use of administrative data.
- contributes to original economic research that has whole-of-government policy applications
- plays a leadership and coordination role for the EDAN
Data Integration Partnership for Australia
The government is investing in DIPA to make better use of the government’s data assets. Through data integration and analysis, DIPA creates new insights into important and complex policy questions.
The DIPA builds on progress made by government data integration projects such as the:
- Multi-Agency Data Integration Project (MADIP)
- Business Longitudinal Analysis Data Environment (BLADE)
- Linked Employer-Employee Database (LEED)
Economic Data and Analysis Network
DIPA has established a number of analytical hubs with a focus on economics, environment, education and social services. EDAN is one of these.
EDAN supports DIPA’s vision by:
- identifying data assets for integration
- conducting policy-relevant research using integrated data
- collaborating with partner agencies to build analytical capacity
- exploring new analytical techniques
- actively sharing EDAN research
- expanding the network of EDAN researchers
EDAN’s research themes in 2018-19
During 2018-19 EDAN will showcase findings from research on:
- understanding the drivers of business performance
- better targeting government support for businesses
EDAN research products
EDAN partner agencies
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Australian Taxation Office
- Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
- Department of Jobs and Small Business
- IP Australia
- Productivity Commission
- Reserve Bank of Australia
- The Treasury
Read the Data and integration case studies on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.