Anticipating and designing for policy effectiveness

Azad Singh Bali, Giliberto Capano, M. Ramesh
2019 Policy & Society  
The new design orientation in the policy sciences has placed renewed emphasis on problem-solving and developing effective public policies. In this paper, we contribute to this scholarship by presenting a policy framework on anticipating effective policies. We argue that anticipationthat is, foreseeing the future and preparing for itmust be central to how a policy is designed, executed and assessed. Anticipating policy effectiveness requires a careful understanding of the problem and its root
more » ... ses, as well as selection and utilization of the most 'appropriate' policy instrument(s) to solve it. We consider 'appropriateness' along three dimensionsanalytical, political and operationalin two different respects: choice of policy tools and the capacity of the implementing agency.
doi:10.1080/14494035.2019.1579502 fatcat:rmr3ks6tozeezkps7oep4km5li