The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) is an academic unit within the Research School of Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.
CAEPR's mission is to contribute to better outcomes for Indigenous Australians by objectively and constructively informing and influencing intellectual understanding, public debate, policy formation and community action through research, education and community engagement that is innovative, grounded and of the highest quality.
The Centre undertakes evidence-based multi-disciplinary research on Indigenous economic and social development and associated issues, and maintains an independent role in Indigenous public policy research. It invests considerable effort in making its research findings accessible to Indigenous organisations, universities, research institutions, Australian governments, industry and the wider community. Its disciplinary expertise includes anthropology, demography, economics, linguistics, geography, political science, development studies and ecology.
CAEPR was founded in 1990, and has established an unrivalled reputation and track record in a public policy area of national significance.
For more information, please see our latest Annual Report.