We develop, commission and publish research and evaluations that provide participants, their families and carers, as well as the NDIA with information, evidence and tools for making good decisions. The insights we generate support positive participant outcomes and informs best practice policy and program activities.
Our research and evaluations help participants and the disability sector become informed consumers, fully equipped with the information they need to get the most out of their plans. It also informs decisions the Agency makes about:
- Funding, ensuring we are supporting participants to receive best practice supports and services that helps them pursue their goals
- Ensuring the financial sustainability of the NDIS.
We work closely with academic partners to drive and shape the national and international disability research agenda. We generate insights and high quality evidence that benefits participant and scheme outcomes and influence wider disability policy and practice.
Our approach and contribution to research is in line with the NDIA Corporate Plan 2021-2025 and Australia's Disability Strategy 2021-2031 . These highlight the importance of investing in research and innovation to improve participant outcomes.