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Policy improvement frameworks

Images of the Policy Project's three policy improvement frameworks: Policy Cabability Framework, Policy Quality Framework, and the Policy Skills Framework

We've created three policy improvement frameworks to help government agencies deliver great policy advice.

All three frameworks were co-designed for and by the policy community and have been endorsed for use by the Head of Policy Profession and the Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network.

Policy capability framework

You can use the policy capability framework to test your agency's policy capability.

The framework describes the key components of capability and offers ‘lines of inquiry’ and potential indicators to review and build overall organisational capability to produce quality policy advice.

Policy skills framework

The policy skills framework sets out the knowledge, applied skills and behaviour required of policy professionals - from new professionals developing their policy craft to seasoned experts at the top of their game.

Policy quality framework

The Policy Quality Framework has been refreshed to incorporate the best elements of the original Policy Quality Framework and other policy quality frameworks in use. The refreshed framework provides the policy community with a common set of standards that specify what good quality advice looks like. Agencies can use the standards to hold themselves accountable for the quality of their advice, and support better government decision-making.

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 2 July 2019

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