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1370.0 - Measures of Australia's Progress, 2013  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/11/2013   
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Measures of Australia's Progress

Effective governance

Australians aspire to governance that works well

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A data gap currently exists for effective governance

    Why is this theme important?

    Australians told us that good governance and regulation, within both government and non-government sectors, was important to national progress. People felt that good governance is effective and efficient. Many people in the consultation wanted the systems, processes and institutions that govern and regulate our activity, and protect our rights and freedoms, to be easy for people to access and interact with. They also wanted governance to be appropriate and to allow effective outcomes without overburdening people or institutions. People aspired to have their governance systems aligned, working together and adequately funded. They also wanted governance systems, processes and institutions to be strong and yet adaptable to change and to enable Australian society to bounce back from adversity.

    In MAP there are several types of data gaps where:
    1. the concept is not yet developed enough to measure;
    2. the concept is important for progress but may not lend itself to meaningful measurement;
    3. there is no data of sufficient quality to inform on progress; or
    4. there is only one data point, so a progress assessment cannot be made.

    A range of possible indicators are being considered for assessing effective governance, but the concept is broad and difficult to summarise in any one measure. In order to capture the spirit of this idea in a measure, further development will need to be undertaken. We will continue to explore options for a suitable indicator in the future.

    But that is not the whole story...

    While there are several elements to this theme of effective governance, each is currently a data gap due to the difficulties in measuring progress in this area. We will continue to explore options for suitable indicators in the future.
A data gap currently exists for effective governance

In MAP there are several types of data gaps where:
1. the concept is not yet developed enough to measure;
2. the concept is important for progress but may not lend itself to meaningful measurement;
3. there is no data of sufficient quality to inform on progress; or
4. there is only one data point, so a progress assessment cannot be made.

A range of possible indicators are being considered for effective governance. In order to capture the spirit of this idea in a measure, further development will need to be undertaken. We will continue to explore options for a suitable indicator in the future.

But that is not the whole story...

While there are other elements besides effective governance within the theme of effective governance, each is currently a data gap due to the difficulties in measuring progress in this area. We will continue to explore options for suitable indicators in the future.
A data gap currently exists for ease of interactions

In MAP there are several types of data gaps where:
1. the concept is not yet developed enough to measure;
2. the concept is important for progress but may not lend itself to meaningful measurement;
3. there is no data of sufficient quality to inform on progress; or
4. there is only one data point, so a progress assessment cannot be made.

We propose to use the proportion of people who had problems accessing services sourced from the ABS General Social Survey as a progress indicator for the ease of interactions element in the future, when sufficient data becomes available to assess whether progress has been made.

But that is not the whole story...

While there are other elements besides ease of interactions within the theme of effective governance, each is currently a data gap due to the difficulties in measuring progress in this area. We will continue to explore options for suitable indicators in the future.
A data gap currently exists for protection

In MAP there are several types of data gaps where:
1. the concept is not yet developed enough to measure;
2. the concept is important for progress but may not lend itself to meaningful measurement;
3. there is no data of sufficient quality to inform on progress; or
4. there is only one data point, so a progress assessment cannot be made.

A range of possible indicators are being considered for protection. In order to capture the spirit of this idea in a measure, further development will need to be undertaken. We will continue to explore options for a suitable indicator in the future.

But that is not the whole story...

While there are other elements besides protection within the theme of effective governance, each is currently a data gap due to the difficulties in measuring progress in this area. We will continue to explore options for suitable indicators in the future.
A data gap currently exists for seamless interactions

In MAP there are several types of data gaps where:
1. the concept is not yet developed enough to measure;
2. the concept is important for progress but may not lend itself to meaningful measurement;
3. there is no data of sufficient quality to inform on progress; or
4. there is only one data point, so a progress assessment cannot be made.

A range of possible indicators are being considered for seamless interactions. In order to capture the spirit of this idea in a measure, further development will need to be undertaken. We will continue to explore options for a suitable indicator in the future.

But that is not the whole story...

While there are other elements besides seamless interactions within the theme of effective governance, each is currently a data gap due to the difficulties in measuring progress in this area. We will continue to explore options for suitable indicators in the future.
A data gap currently exists for balance between regulation and freedom

In MAP there are several types of data gaps where:
1. the concept is not yet developed enough to measure;
2. the concept is important for progress but may not lend itself to meaningful measurement;
3. there is no data of sufficient quality to inform on progress; or
4. there is only one data point, so a progress assessment cannot be made.

At the moment we are considering this element to be the second type of data gap listed above, i.e. although the concept is important for progress, it may not lend itself to meaningful measurement. This being the case, while we will continue to consider this area of progress, there is no guarantee that we will have a progress indicator for it in the future.

But that is not the whole story...

While there are other elements besides balance between regulation and freedom within the theme of effective governance, each is currently a data gap due to the difficulties in measuring progress in this area. We will continue to explore options for suitable indicators in the future.
A data gap currently exists for resilience

In MAP there are several types of data gaps where:
1. the concept is not yet developed enough to measure;
2. the concept is important for progress but may not lend itself to meaningful measurement;
3. there is no data of sufficient quality to inform on progress; or
4. there is only one data point, so a progress assessment cannot be made.

A range of possible indicators are being considered for resilience. In order to capture the spirit of this idea in a measure, further development will need to be undertaken. We will continue to explore options for a suitable indicator in the future.

But that is not the whole story...

While there are other elements besides resilience within the theme of effective governance, each is currently a data gap due to the difficulties in measuring progress in this area. We will continue to explore options for suitable indicators in the future.

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