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.
EPoD’s policy research engagements are guided by the six steps of Smart Policy Design & Implementation:
See the SPDI framework in action through the vocational skills training programs in Punjab, Pakistan.
See the SPDI framework in action through the improvement of direct cash transfer programs in Indonesia.
Leading Smart Policy Design is an executive program for leaders creating policies addressing complex problems worldwide.