Data integration and analysis

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Publication Date: 
June 2018

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.

Our department:

  • 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:

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

Entrepreneurship Dynamics in Australia: Lessons from Micro-data

EDAN partner agencies

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Read the Data and integration case studies on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.

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