Monash Progress Report 2022 – Goal 1
Monash University Progress Report 2022 on the Sustainable Development Goals
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
2022 Publications Performance View
Number of Monash Research Outputs: 77
Mean Field Weighted Citation Impact of Monash Outputs: 1.12
3 Year Rolling Mean FWCI of Monash Outputs: 2.05
Inclusive Australia's Social Inclusion Index View
The Social Inclusion Index, a partnership between the Monash Sustainable Development Institute’s BehaviourWorks Australia and Inclusive Australia, brings together people from different walks of life to break down barriers and prejudices. The Index measures how Australians interact with each other, accept each other, and connect with their country, helping to inform and shape policies and practices that address discrimination. Findings of the sixth release of the Index, released in 2022, showed that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples report the highest rates of both major and everyday discrimination, and religious minorities experienced the highest levels of prejudice.
Measuring Social Impact with a National Food Charity View
Researchers from the Monash Business School worked with food relief not-for-profit organisation, The One Box, to investigate how management control practices and organisational sensemaking processes can help the charity to respond to an extraordinary explosion of demand generated by families struggling to put food on the table after the COVID pandemic.
The research has led to the development of a social impact measurement framework for evaluating and communicating The One Box’s impact.
Unit Statistics and Highlights View
In 2022, 53 units directly related to SDG1 were offered across Monash University, with a total enrolment of 3,763 individual students.
The units highlighted below are a small sample of the units at Monash relating to ending poverty:
Master of International Development Practice View
The Master of International Development Practice empowers students to tackle the political, economic, cultural and ecological challenges leading to extreme poverty, poor health, fragile governance, inequality and environmental vulnerability. These issues require professionals with analytical and practical skills to build resilience at a national and community level.
The course offers a multi-disciplinary approach to sustainable development with six streams: Democracy, justice and governance; Gender, peace and security; Global Migration, Crisis, change management and leadership; Sustainable economies and Sustainable resource management.
Horizons Leadership Program View
The Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) Policy and Impact team is helping to break the cycle of disadvantage by building leadership skills in young people from Melbourne suburbs with the lowest socioeconomic status.
In 2022, with funding from Monash University Foundation, the Horizons pilot team consulted with three schools in Frankston and Peninsula to identify students aged 14-15 who might benefit most from the program. The Horizons program consisted of an initial workshop, a four-day residential camp, and two further workshops to ‘land’ the experience. The sessions provided a space to allow participants to reflect on what they care about and identify the next steps to get closer to their aspirations.
The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Towards Endemic Survival and Mastering the Digital View
Monash University Malaysia’s School of Business, in collaboration with microfinance institution Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia, developed a tailor-made training curriculum to meet the current needs and challenges of women micro-entrepreneurs in the bottom 40 per cent of the Malaysia household income (B40) group. The training program has also been adopted by the Laboratory of Entrepreneurship and SMEs Development (ESME Lab) in Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia.
Training sessions were carried out throughout 2022 for the benefit of at least 1000 women micro-entrepreneurs among poor and low-income families in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Mutual Value Measurement Framework View
The Mutual Value Measurement Framework (MVM), an initiative of Monash Business School researchers with colleagues from the Australian National University and University of Warwick, was rolled out as a commercial venture in 2022. The MVM is the product of a two-year study, co-funded by the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM), and provides co-operatives and mutuals with a common language to understand how and where they create value, how to measure and represent this value, and how to communicate it to stakeholders.
By August 2022 approximately 50 cooperatives and mutuals in Australia were on the journey to adopt the framework, with BCCM also fielding increasing interest from organisations overseas.
Monash Entry Schemes View
Monash offers targeted Entry Schemes to support talented students whose academic outcomes may have been impaired by difficult life circumstances, including financial disadvantage, coming from a low socioeconomic area or attending from a Monash-listed underrepresented school.
The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Monash Guarantee Scheme continued to support students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds to receive higher education at Monash. Of all offers made to Year 12 students in 2022, 36 per cent were to students eligible for the Monash Guarantee. SEAS application numbers remained high in 2022 and more than 1500 SEAS offers were made. 17 new Monash Humanitarian Scholarships were also awarded, in addition to the 55 students who had previously received a scholarship to cover full course fees and a study support allowance.
Access Monash Mentoring View
Monash students participating in the Access Monash Mentoring program delivered intensive one-on-one mentoring to Year 11 and 12 students from low socio-economic status backgrounds aspiring to attend university. In 2022, Monash delivered the program to 600 mentees from 40 schools, who were matched with 407 Monash student mentors.