Capacities and Customization in Policy Design

Authored by: Ishani Mukherjee , Azad Singh Bali

Routledge Handbook of Policy Design

Print publication date:  July  2018
Online publication date:  July  2018

Print ISBN: 9780815369189
eBook ISBN: 9781351252928
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Most policy designers face complex and intractable challenges that require assembling the most appropriate set of policy instruments to address complex policy goals, especially when sometimes these goals may emerge out of unforeseen policy problems. In the most ideal case of policy design, the most suitable instruments can be chosen and assembled into new policy packages that are most appropriately calibrated to address the sometimes new policy problem context. Such exceptional design circumstances would also mean that relevant policy actors and organizations engaged in the design activity are endowed with the necessary analytical, operational and political policy capacities.

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