Review of the National Rural Issues Program Design and Framework


This project will review the framework, operation and outcomes of the National Rural Issues program over the past three years, and advise on improvements to program design operation for the future to ensure the program is efficiently and effectively implemented and appropriately targeted to align with RIRDC's goals.


National Rural Issues

Research Organisation

Ernst & Young

Objective Summary

Key findings and observations regarding the operation of the NRI program over the past three years. Recommended improvements to program design and implementation; A draft program framework, including decision support tools for determining the suitability of projects for funding under the program; and Recommendations on the format, style and channels for communication of NRI project outcomes to stakeholders.

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Project Start Date

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Project Completion Date

Friday, April 22, 2016

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NRI-National Rural Issues