Policy is a process, not a product.
With each development success comes a new wave of challenges. Great strides have been made toward getting all children enrolled in primary school, but the next problem to tackle – getting them to actually learn – is much more complex. Many countries have introduced tough limits on air pollution to protect citizens’ health – but creating the right incentives to achieve actual compliance is difficult.
Addressing these finer policy challenges requires embedded and self-correcting processes that produce and integrate evidence as part of the policy implementation process.