Yesterday, I was pleased to have the opportunity to share our thinking on measuring the efficacy of our research and capacity-building work with colleagues from RMIT, Swinburne and ACMA at a seminar organized at RMIT. It was intriguing to hear that some of the participants thought that Bangladesh gave more room for genuine policy inputs from those outside government than Australia. I know first hand the limitations of the policy process in what I like to call my countries, but they do not.
Did not get much help in solving the puzzle of measuring the efficacy of CPRsouth. Here the surprise was that Australia seemed to lack a forum such as CPRsouth for two way interactions between policy people and scholars. Perhaps we can open a branch?