Professor Mark Evans is the Director for the ANZSOG Institute for Governance. This role draws on Mark’s considerable international experience in supporting and training senior civil servants and in evaluating public policy programs. The emphasis of his work at ANZSOG will be fourfold: the provision of the ACT with strategic training and research support; the delivery of an Executive MPA module in designing public policies; the development of short courses in conflict transformation; and, in the medium-term the development of an international MPA program.
Before taking this role, Mark was Head of the Department of Politics and Director of York MPA and professional training programs at the University of York in the United Kingdom. Between 1998 and 2009 Mark played the central strategic role in the development of the department’s graduate school and the creation of three successful interdisciplinary research centres – York MPA and professional training programmes, Politics, Economics and Philosophy and Post-war Reconstruction and Development.
Mark has also played an international role in supporting good administrative practices in public administration in developed and developing contexts as well as the reconstruction of public administration in war-torn societies. He has delivered training and managed evaluation projects on the behest of the World Bank, United Nations agencies, the European Union, the Consortium of Humanitarian Affairs in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the British Council and the West Asia and North Africa Forum, as well as government departments such as: the UK’s Cabinet Office and departments for International Development, Work and Pensions, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; China’s National School of Administration and Social and Economic Reform Commission and others.
His recent books include: Constitution-making and the Labour Party (2005); Post-war Reconstruction and Policy Transfer (2009); New Directions in the Study of Policy Transfer (2009) and Understanding Competition States (2009) and has been the editor of the international journal Policy Studies since 2005.