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Can Strategic Policy Choices be Widened?

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Can Strategic Policy Choices be Widened? " As a leadup to our major conference on 23-24 April in Canberra (see below for more details), the opening online discussion for 2003 focuses on what new processes are needed in Australia to generate a wider debate about strategic policy options. Ian Marsh of the Political Science Program, Research School of Social Sciences, ANU, has offered a background paper on the issue. The online discussion 'How can strategic policy choices be widened?' will start on Monday 10 February and finish on Monday 24 February. Ian has agreed to contribute to the discussion. Published by the Australian Public Policy research Network.

 

By Australian Public Policy research Network , Australia.

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Heartland centres

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Heartland centres "provide ?one-stop shops? in rural areas where the local population may access a range of government and other related services. Heartland Services began in 2001 and there are now 28 rural centres around New Zealand, with two urban centres being developed for Christchurch and Auckland. The overall results of an evaluation of Heartland Services show that the initiative is working well, with rural New Zealanders? improved access to services owing much to improved interagency collaboration and the commitment and resourcefulness of local co-ordinators.

 

By Ministry of Social Development , Newzealand .

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The Budgetary Process

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The Budgetary Process " Written for those interested in understanding the role of aid in the budgetary process in developing countries, Aid and Public Expenditure and The Basic Budgeting Problem actually provide an excellent summary of the budgetary process which is more generally applicable. By Mick Foster and Adrian Fozzard. Overseas Development Institute. A contrast is provided by Putting It Together: An Explanatory Guide to the New Zealand Public Sector Financial Management System - which describes the impact of the Fiscal Responsibility Act on New Zealand's budgetary process.

 

By Overseas Development Institute , Newzealand .

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