Good policy advice depends on skilled policy practitioners with the right knowledge and tools to do the job. The Policy Project has developed useful and practical resources that policy practitioners can use to develop their policy skills and produce great policy analysis and advice.
Resources for policy practitioners
The Policy skills framework sets out the knowledge, applied skills and behaviour required of policy professionals.
Map your policy skills profile helps you to assess your current skills and think about how you want to progress as a policy professional. It can help you with discussions on your performance and development or help you articulate your policy skills when applying for policy jobs.
The Policy quality framework describes the characteristics of quality policy advice, as well as the enablers that make it possible. There is a range of tools to support you to deliver quality policy analysis and advice, including:
- a checklist for reviewing papers in development
- a guide on panels and processes for using the framework to review papers
- a paper-scoring template.
Start Right is the Policy Project’s approach to ensuring policy quality from the outset. You can start with the guide (PDF 1.78 MB) and use the commissioning conversation prompts (PDF 436.74 KB) and the green light framework (PDF 269.04 KB) to help you get policy quality right from the start.
The Policy Methods
Read about sessions exploring methods that can be applied to policy processes.
Co-production (PDF 809 KB)
Public value (PDF 285 KB)
Design thinking (PDF 526 KB)