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Powering decisions that shape the world

From November 2023, Kantar Public has rebranded to Verian. To find out more about our next chapter as Verian, watch our video.

Our thinking

Public Sector Reputation Index Australia

Our Reputation Index uses a globally validated reputation measurement framework - benchmarking public sector agencies across New Zealand, Australia and Singapore.

The Reykjavik Index for Leadership

Established in 2018 as the first global measure of perceptions of women and men's suitability for positions of leadership across the G7 and more than 40 other countries, covering all continents.

The Leaders' Report

How can public campaigns be made efficient and effective? The 2023 edition of The Leader's Report presents the results of our survey of government communications professionals.

Welcome to Verian

As the largest truly specialist public sector research and insight specialists in Australia, we provide evidence and advisory services to shape communications, policies, service delivery and programs across all levels of government, along with not for profits and other organisations that hope to make an impact on public policy. We have no commercial clients, meaning that we focus solely on helping our clients to solve the next generation of public policy challenges.

If you have ever found yourself wrestling with questions like how to showcase your program's real-world impact, preventing gender-based violence, mobilising adults to proactively address child sexual abuse, or figuring out how to make water conservation a reality in one of the driest corners of the globe, we’ve done all of this, and more.

Our expert team includes highly qualified analysts, strategists, social researchers, economists, psychologists, communicators, evaluators and behavioural science experts, with sectoral expertise across all of the major public policy domains in Australia. Please feel free to reach out to me, or any of our highly expert team, to learn more about how we can help you.

Kirsty

Country Leader

Kirsty Macmillan

Kirsty Macmillan

Managing Director

Our services

We work end-to-end
across the public policy development cycle

We combine expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies and data science, connecting governments with citizens across the world. We work with our clients to create policy interventions, design better public services, and unlock behaviour change. 

We support the rapid development of policy thinking in moments of urgency. We implement policies on the ground for multi-laterals. We build communications to reach diverse and complex audiences.

We provide the evidence base for policy design and decision making in governments and multilateral organisations around the world.

We help you enhance the design and development of public policies, programmes and interventions at every stage of the lifecycle to deliver public value.

Our experts have deep expertise and experience in understanding citizens' behaviour and deconstructing the complex range of levers that can drive change.

Our expertise in political and opinion polling helps governments and policymakers make informed decisions and contribute to the quality of public debate.

Case study

Tackling online trends of disrespect to stop gender-based violence

Behavioural and Communications

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Case study

Changing behaviours to conserve water in Australia

Behavioural and Communications

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Case study

Changing social norms to prevent gender-based violence in Australia

Behavioural and Communications

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Recent articles

Wednesday 15 November 2023: Verian, the global independent specialist public policy research, evidence, evaluation and communications agency today announced a formal partnership with Faculty, one of the world’s leading providers of human-first AI solutions.

Wednesday 15 November 2023: Verian, the global independent specialist public policy research, evidence, evaluation and communications agency today announced a formal partnership with Faculty, one of the world’s leading providers of human-first AI
November 16, 2023

16 Nov 2023

Thursday 9 November 2023: Following the divestment of Kantar Public from Kantar Group in September 2022, the company has consolidated its separation and independence by rebranding in all operating markets across Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the United States.

Thursday 9 November 2023: Following the divestment of Kantar Public from Kantar Group in September 2022, the company has consolidated its separation and independence by rebranding in all operating markets across Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the
November 9, 2023

09 Nov 2023

Kantar Public, the international public policy evidence and advisory business, has announced today the acquisition of PPMI, a leading European policy research and consultancy company, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Kantar Public, the international public policy evidence and advisory business, has announced today the acquisition of PPMI, a leading European policy research and consultancy company, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.
July 6, 2023

06 Jul 2023

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