Introduction to Policy Formulation

Introduction to Policy Formulation

ISBN:978-969-9791-06-2 (PRINT)
ISBN:978-969-9791-07-9 (ONLINE)

very useful book for curses like senior-level Policy Making and Planning (PMP) course and National Security Policy Analysis. Stromgly recomended

Public Policy impacts almost every aspect of our lives; economic, social or cultural. Our economic well-being is, to a large extent, determined by the fiscal and monetary policies of government, while socially we are directly or indirectly affected by public policy on a range of issues from healthcare and education to welfare and the legal system of justice. Culturally, too, our lives are influenced by, for example, public policies formulated in the area of working hours, national holidays or racial issues. All in all, the presence of public policy is so all-pervading that its importance in a democracy cannot be overemphasized. As such, it is desirable that every citizen gains, at the least, a rudimentary understanding of how public policy works and how it can be influenced so that greater economic and social justice for all segments of society.

Effective policy making is a tedious and challenging task which requires lots of efforts, determination and decisiveness from all stakeholders. Students who are studying policy formulation course need to have understanding of the policy-making models, processes and practices. Although there are many books available in the market, but many students face difficulty in getting appropriate material. I have compiled this material for such students. In addition to this book on this page there are link to many reports, white papers and other material.



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Useful Material regarding policy making

Policy-making as discourse: a review of recent knowledge-to-policy literature: This working paper explores the current understanding of the link between knowledge and policy in development. The issue is of relevance for researchers as it will help them make the most of their work and facilitate the changes they would like to see in policy; for policymakers, it will contribute to a better understanding of the link between knowledge and policy which will in turn help to inform the policy design and implementation process and facilitate a more effective uptake of new knowledge in their work; and for intermediaries who are looking to strengthen the link between knowledge and policy this paper should provide a theoretical overview of the knowledge-policy landscape and some potential avenues for work.

Case Studies in Policy Making: very useful book for curses like senior-level Policy Making and Planning (PMP) course and National Security Policy Analysis. Stromgly recomended