What works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage

Key learnings and gaps in the evidence 2009-10


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Practice guide

July 2011


The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse was established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to bring together evidence-based research on overcoming disadvantage for Indigenous Australians. The Clearinghouse provides access to a collection of information on what works to improve Indigenous people’s lives across the building blocks identified by COAG. The Clearinghouse not only collects, but systematically analyses and synthesises this evidence.

This paper provides policy makers with key findings about what works and assesses the gaps in the evidence. It also sets out progress of the Clearinghouse towards its objectives in its first year of operation.

This report was produced by AIFS staff for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse was a Council of Australian Governments’ initiative jointly funded by all Australian Governments. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Family Studies was funded from 2009 to 2014 to deliver the Clearinghouse.

What works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage : key learnings and gaps in the evidence 2009-10  (PDF 978 KB)