2020 research agenda



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In 2020, CEDA's research agenda will explore unlocking data in the public interest ahead of the inaugural Public Interest Technology Forum, release the second Community Pulse nationwide survey, discuss the skills mismatch in the permanent migration system, and release the second report in our series on disadvantage. 

CEDA 2020 research agenda

Unlocking data in the public interest
Technology and data | Institutions 
This report will evaluate how to facilitate greater sharing and access to data, with a view to maximising the benefits to the economy and consumers.

Community Pulse 2020
Technology and data | Workforce | Population | Critical services | Institutions
Community Pulse 2020 will build on the 2018 survey providing an opportunity to analyse trends over time and how that correlates to economic and policy settings during the past two years.

Skills mismatch in the permanent migration system
Workforce | Population
Following the release of Effects of temporary migration in 2019, CEDA’s second report takes a different angle – does our permanent migration system effectively utilise the skills of migrants and is there further productive potential to be unlocked based on a skills mismatch?

Disrupting disadvantage
Workforce | Institutions | Critical services
In 2020, CEDA will release the second report in our series on entrenched disadvantage. 

2019 research reports

In 2019, CEDA's research agenda explored the federal government's budget ahead of the election, the effects of temporary migration, disrupting the cycle of disadvantage and the pulse of Australian businesses, with our Company Pulse survey. 

Sustainable budgets: underwriting Australia’s social compact
Critical services | Institutions

This report provided a preview of the long-term fiscal pressures Australian governments face and outline the long-term shifts that Australia will need to make to expenditure programs, the tax base and budget transparency to address these pressures. 

Effects of temporary migration
Workforce | Populations

This research report interrogated data to better understand the role that migrants, specifically temporary migrants, play in Australia’s economy. It provided key insights on how the Australian Government could enhance its approach to temporary migration policy ensuring the stability of the program in the years to come.

Company Pulse
Technology and data | Workforce | Population | Critical services | Institutions

In 2018, CEDA commissioned its first ever nation-wide survey of community attitudes to economic growth and development. In 2019, CEDA took the pulse of Australian business, to better understand community expectations of business; and the challenges facing business leaders.

Disrupting disadvantage: setting the scene
Technology and data |  Workforce | Critical services | Institutions

Building on its 2015 report into entrenched disadvantage and 2018 report into inequality, CEDA explored how Australia can adopt innovative new approaches to breaking the cycle of entrenched disadvantage.

CEDA's policy stack

In 2018 CEDA identified its policy stack - technology and data; workplace, workforce and collaboration; population; critical services and institutions. These are issues and areas in which CEDA believes it can play an important role in advancing reforms that will drive progress and connect people to it and will be the focus of CEDA's research and advocacy. Learn more here.