Despite our best intentions, policies don’t always produce the impact we hope for. How can organisations improve the way they implement and evaluate policies to achieve the desired results?

Join Charles Sturt University’s Dr Jennifer Manyweathers and Dr Jessie Lymn as they take us through a case study of a travel expense policy for carers. We dissect the reasons behind the policy’s low uptake, such as gatekeeping practices, decentralised funding and a lack of communication. Reflecting on this example, they propose four steps to create more effective policies for gender equity.


  • Communication around a policy must target both its users (e.g. how to claim a benefit) and administrators (e.g. how to process a claim)
  • Even good policies should be reviewed regularly, as needs and circumstances evolve over time
  • In the Q&A: How the act of evaluation can stimulate cultural change

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