Development and Evaluation of Economic Development Measures

Thanks to funding by the Local Government Association of South Australia, the City of Adelaide, City of Salisbury and the Eastern Region Alliance of Councils, EDA is pleased to release the report by the University of South Australia; Development and Evaluation of Economic Development Measures

This report presents the findings of research into new sources of data on economic development at the local level. This project investigates whether ‘big data’ and other digital development in information collection and access can provide a new tool and lens for better managing the whole lifecycle of economic development programmes; from identifying priority areas and socio-economic problems to solve, to monitoring the performance progress and/or measuring the final impacts of economic development initiatives.

As the peak national body for economic development, EDA is committed to facilitating the development of effective measurement and evaluation of economic development practice and looks forward to building on the work outlined in this report.