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Policy methods toolbox

Methods Toolbox

 

Welcome to the Policy Methods Toolbox

The Policy Methods Toolbox is a repository of policy development methods that helps policy practitioners identify and select the right approach for their policy initiative.

This first release of the Toolbox is focused on newer methods. Over time, we will expand the Toolbox to include a range of new and traditional policy development techniques. Our own approaches, such as Start Right, are also be located in the Toolbox. 

The Policy Project is keen to hear from policy practitioners with feedback on the Toolbox. To get in touch with us to provide feedback, or to suggest methods you’d like to see profiled in the Toolbox, email us at policy.project@dpmc.govt.nz

Themes

There are four main themes in release one of the policy methods toolbox.

Start Right

Start Right is a lightweight approach to making the best start in policy projects. It is backed up by a growing list of tools to make your job easier in these early stages.

Start Right 

Behavioural insights

This involves the study of human behaviour, often drawing upon the empirical research in fields including economics, psychology and sociology.

Behavioural insights

Design thinking

Also known as human-centred design, co-design and participatory design.

Design thinking

Public participation

Engaging individuals and groups in the process of policy design and development, including the provision of information, consultation, collaboration and participatory decision-making.

Public participation

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 16 August 2017

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