States of Change evaluation (Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria)

Professor Jenny Lewis and Dr Aleks Deejay

The Victorian State Government is working with Nesta, the UK-based innovation foundation, and seven other jurisdictions from around the world, in a world-first initiative called States of Change. This learning collective is creating a project-based curriculum to support innovation in government. The Policy Lab is partnering with Victoria’s Department of Premier and Cabinet to evaluate the initiative and act as a ‘critical friend’.

The evaluation aims to provide insights into the level of change achieved and to understand which aspects of the initiative are having the biggest impact on innovation learning and capacity development.