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VISES was established as the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES), at Victoria University in 1993, and is now one of the leading applied economic research groups in Australia. Its research output is of high quality and is influential at both national and international levels.

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2017 VISES/UNFPA HEALTH RESEARCH PUBLISHED IN THE LANCET AND  PRESENTED IN WASHINGTON DC

A VISES team in conjunction with UNFPA published research in The Lancet finding that investing in adolescent health and education could bring 10-fold economic benefit. This generation of young people can transform all our futures. There is no more pressing task in global health than ensuring they have the resources to do so. There are 1.8 billion adolescents in the world today – the largest generation of adolescents in the world’s history. Investments in adolescent health and wellbeing will not only transform the lives of girls and boys around the world, but will also generate high economic returns, especially in low income countries. Read the new analysis in The Lancet, published 20 April 2017.

On 20 April 2017, the World Bank discussed adolescents as part of their flagship event in Washington DC – details here. Copies of the Lancet Adolescent Health Commission and the investment case paper were available at the event. Lancet media release.

2017 VISES LATEST JOURNAL ARTICLE

The Lancet
Building the foundations for sustainable development: A case for global investment in the capabilities of adolescents
by P. Sheehan, K. Sweeny, B. Rasmussen et al. 2017.

2017 FINAL REPORT TO NECTAR

The report Estimating the Value and Impact of Nectar Virtual Laboratories, has been finalised and published, for the National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources project (Nectar). It studied three Nectar-supported virtual laboratories across different disciplines.

Nectar Virtual Labs investment has huge economic and research impact: new report

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OTHER CURRENT VISES  PROJECTS

Mapping and Understanding Bushfire and Natural Hazard Vulnerability and Risk at the Institutional Scale
Funded by the Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC.

New reports 2016:

Mapping and Understanding Bushfire and Natural Hazard Vulnerability and Risks at the Institutional Scale, Annual Project Report 2015–2016

Institutional Maps of Risk Ownership for Strategic Decision Making

Understanding Values at Risk And Risk Ownership: Workshop Synthesis Report 

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2017 NEW VISES  PROJECTS

Building Strength and Capability Through Diversity
Funded by the Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC. Go to project page.

Scoping Study: Costs of Climate Change Impacts on the Social Determinants of Health and Wellbeing
Funded by the Victoria Department of Health and Human Services.
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Regional and Sectoral Vulnerability Assessment for Victoria Phase I
Funded by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. Go to project page.

Developing Robust Indicators for Valuing Laneway Greening
Funded by the City of Melbourne.
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Survey on Human Resources per Household: Timor-Leste
Funded by the Government of Timor Leste. Go to project page.

Provision of Training for Understanding and Applying Risk Ownership to Natural Hazard Risk
Funded by the Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC. Go to project page.

2015-2016 VISES/UNFPA PROJECT

Investment in Improving Health, Education and other Outcomes for Adolescents
VISES was granted funding of US$200,000 for this project which documents the return to interventions to improve the welfare of adolescents in 74 developing countries around the world. Funding was granted by the United Nations Population Fund that works to ensure universal access to reproductive health, including family planning and sexual health to all couples and individuals.
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