Policy Analysis- Defining the Problem
Guidelines to consider while Defining the Problem
Problem definition is the first and probably the most important step of the Eightfold path- this is because without understanding the problem thoroughly as policy makers/analysts we can inadvertently set off in the wrong direction with a seemingly right solution. This can lead to dangerous outcomes.
Things to Avoid
Decision Analysis & Modeling- Formatting Data, Collecting Data
Excel- Cell Formatting
Statistics- Data Collection
The following data from UNICEF explains how to collect data especially in public policy.
Policy in Action
Time for some comedy :)