It is important to have both the qualitative and economic story told side by side
These reports reflect Urbis’ strong commitment to a high standard of culturally attuned evaluations, reflecting our Reconciliation Action Plan priorities.
Urbis’ Economic and Social Advisory team is highly experienced in conducting evaluations to the level of rigour expected by the PC. We have deep knowledge of Australian public sector programs, systems and the challenges they often face.
Our experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities brings a nuance to our work that informs program and policy decisions. Working with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partners around Australia, we combine cultural expertise with evaluation know how to deliver policy and economic impact advice.
Our team understands that in trying to determine whether public investment is working, we must also consider using cost benefit, or cost effectiveness assessments and pricing efficiency to understand the economics of a program.
Urbis Chief Economist, Nicki Hutley, says “It is important to have both the qualitative and economic story told side by side. While there may be tensions between the economics and the program experience at times, both must be carefully considered to optimise outcomes.”