Strategic reviews

 

I'll review the performance of your programs to check if you're getting the outcomes you want. 

I'll give you insights that excite by applying best practice and the persuasive power of evidence.

I'll work collaboratively with you and your board so you'll get results.

Aligning expectations of regulators

Amanda developed a regulator performance framework for the board of the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria so they could oversee their 14 portfolio regulators and drive improvements.

Amanda worked with the regulators to build a picture of how they worked and reported on performance. She defined the characteristics of a 'better practice regulator' in the health sector and talked with each manager about whether they're achieving it.

 

The new way of thinking prompted some quick opportunities to make the regulators' work easier.  

She developed a framework for annual reporting to the department's executive board on how the regulators where performing against the 'better practice' standard. Read more here 

Amanda provided WWF-Australia with insights into the Australian government's $200m Reef Rescue program. The program had given grants to farmers to change their practices to reduce pollution to the Great Barrier Reef but things weren't improving.

 

She analysed ways to better link the grants to actions by farmers that would reduce pollution to the reef. She interviewed regional catchment management authorities, industry groups, leading reef scientists and government officials as part of her research.

 

Amanda's report gave her client highly valued insights to inform their policy and campaign strategy in the lead up to a federal election.

 

Read Amanda's commentary on reef funding programs here and her article for Inside Story here.