This project examines co-governance and trust.  Declining trust in government, policy failures, and the intractability of wicked problems signal an urgent need for policy innovation which has fostered a growing interest in collaborative governance. Collaborative governance is an attractive proposition because, in theory, it involves all stakeholders affected by an issue coming together to engage in creative problem-solving. This project seeks to identify the precursors and enablers of co-governance. This is informed by a scoping review to identify key stages and components of co-governance identified in academic and practice literature. The findings of this review are tested and further developed in three case studies. The project is due to report in late 2024. 

Research Centre

Social Policy Research Centre

Research Area

Policy Design, Impact and Evaluation

Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)
NSW Government

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