Supporting Evidence-Based Policy Making
EFEU plays a lead role in supporting evidenced based policy making across the department. Evidenced based policy making refers to the analysis of policy choices based on objective evidence and research. The division assists the broader department by providing economic, statistical and analytical support on policy and projects as they arise.
In addition to this ongoing project work, EFEU take a lead role on certain policy projects. Typically these involve papers, briefs or analysis of a technical nature. A key example of this is the unit’s work on the ‘Strategic Framework for Investment in Land Transport’. The document, produced in conjunction with an expert steering group, presents an evidence based framework to guide future investment in the road and rail network.