A core component of the Data Integration Partnerships for Australia (DIPA) was the establishment of data analytical units. The units improved the level of data analysis available for policy decision making; in particular to address policy issues where improvements to coordinated interventions could improve the wellbeing of people and families, or could better support businesses or economy growth.
There were five data analytical units under DIPA:
- Social, Health and Welfare Analytical Unit (SHWAU): this unit leveraged combined data analytics efforts across the education, health and welfare sectors to gain insights to inform more effective policy interventions, service and program delivery.
- Economic Data and Analysis Network (EDAN): this unit generated new insights into the operation of the economy and evaluating the performance of policies, programs and services that impact on business.
- Physical Environment Analysis Network (PEAN): this unit worked to increase the value of key environmental datasets by working across government to link them with social and economic data.
- Government Business Analytical Unit (GBAU): this unit focussed on analysing government business data to identify efficiencies and reduce duplication of work.
- Central Analytics Hub (CAH): this unit provided insights about complex policy questions in areas of government priority by reporting, visualising and telling stories with data.
For more information on the analytical units, including past and present projects and case studies, please visit each unit’s page.