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Policy formulation tool use in emerging policy spheres: a developing country perspectiveThe tools of policy formulation: new perspectives and new challengesMulti-criteria analysis: a tool for going beyond monetization?The Venues of Policy FormulationThe Reasons for Choosing MCAPolicy Formulation Tools as InstitutionsThe Use of Scenarios in National Policy VenuesStage 3: Identification and Appraisal of Potential Policy OptionsLinks with Other Policy Formulation ToolsThe outcome of using toolsPractical Lessons Learned in the Matching Process of a Large Computer Modelling FrameworkTHE TOOLS OF POLICY FORMULATION Stage 1: Agenda Setting and Problem ConceptualizationIndicators: tools for informing, monitoring or controlling?THEORIZING POLICY FORMULATION TOOLS: REASSEMBLING THE PIECESThe outcomes of CBAWHAT KINDS OF KNOWLEDGE DO COMPUTER MODELS SEEK TO FEED INTO POLICY FORMULATION?Cost-Benefit Analysis in Dam Building PolicyIntended Functions of IndicatorsPolicy Formulation as ControlTool execution for water allocation policyIdentifying Policy Options to Achieve the Set of ObjectivesPOLICY FORMULATION: ACTORS, PROCESSES AND VENUESINDICATORS 'IN PRACTICE': ARE THEY USED AND DOES 'USE' IMPLY INFLUENCE?TOOL USE BY INDEPENDENT REGULATORY AUTHORITIESHOW AND WHERE DOES CBA WORK IN THE REAL WORLD?Institutionalization, Codification and Mandatory UseSensitivity and Robustness AnalysisInstrumental, Conceptual and Political Functions of IndicatorsThe Quality and Legitimacy of Multi-criteria Analysis in PracticeThe execution of CBAWhat is Distinctive about Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Policy Formulation Tool?Participatory assessment: tools for empowering, learning and legitimating?TYPES AND PURPOSES OF INDICATORSCost-Benefit Analysis and Other Decision Making ProceduresIndicator Use and Indicator InfluenceThe design of CBAMulti-attribute Utility/Value MethodsTypes of Indicators: Descriptive, Performance and CompositesActorsThe Design of the Participatory ToolIndicators and Policy FormulationPARTICIPATORY METHODS AND TOOLSThe Influence of CBATheoretical ApproachesThe Analycentric Turn in Policy AnalysisThe usersBY WHOM, WHEN AND HOW ARE COMPUTER MODELS USED IN PRACTICE?The Use of Scenarios in International Policy VenuesThe Historical Evolution of Scenarios as a Policy Influencing ToolOpening up the policy formulation process can increase or undermine the legitimacy of a MCA studyThe Selection and Design of Scenarios as a Policy Formulation ToolSCENARIOS: THEIR USE IN PRACTICEEvaluating Policy OptionsWHAT IS COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS?Actors: Who are the Policy Formulators?Key issues in water allocation policyPolicy Formulation Processes and TasksPolicy Venues and Cost-Benefit AnalysisWhen and How are Computer Models Used in Practice?Cost-benefit analysis: a tool that is both useful and influential?What Policy Formulation Tasks do Models Seek to Perform?MODELS AND POLICY FORMULATIONStage 4: Decision MakingThe Turn Away from Policy Formulation ToolsTHE INFLUENCE OF PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT: PARADOXES AND DILEMMASMULTI-CRITERIA ANALYSIS IN POLICY PRACTICEIdentifying Objectives and CriteriaORIGINS AND RATIONALES OF PARTICIPATORY ASSESSMENT TOOLSWhat Policy Formulation Tasks do Scenarios Aim to Perform?Formal Requirements Prescribing MCAMCA results can be directly and indirectly policy-relevantMulti-criteria Analysis: Its VenuesSCENARIO USE IN THEORYThe Literatures on Policy Formulation Tools: Taking StockModel Impact and Utility in 'Real World' Policy Formulation Activities?Uncertainty and Complexity: The Raison d'Etre of Scenarios as Policy Formulation ToolsPolicy Formulation as RationalityThe Policy Outcomes of Tariff RegulationsVenuesTHE TOOLS OF POLICY FORMULATION Venues of use: by whom, for what purposes and in what form are tools used?PARTICIPATORY ASSESSMENT IN PRACTICEComputerized models: tools for assessing the future of complex systems?What Expertise/Knowledge is Needed in Scenario Development?TOOL USE BY GOVERNMENT MINISTRIESAn Analytical FrameworkInteractive MethodsThe Use and Quality of CBAActorsPARTICIPATORY ASSESSMENT AND THE POLICY FORMULATION PROCESSMAIN METHODOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF MULTI-CRITERIA ANALYSISTool design for water allocation policyEffectsPlan of this BookCapacitiesBeyond Intended Use: Unanticipated Consequences of IndicatorsThe main policy areasVenuesThe Execution of the Participatory ToolThe (Lack of) Intended Use of Indicators - and Ways of Enhancing UseVenues of use: what factors shape the selection and deployment of particular tools?The Turn Back to Policy Formulation ToolsDefinitions and TypologiesFUTURE PROSPECTSScenarios: tools for coping with complexity and future uncertainty?COMPUTER MODELS AND THEIR PURPOSESStage 2: Specification of Policy ObjectivesCapacitiesRe-assembling the Field: A Definition and a TypologyThe Use of Participatory Tools in Water Allocation PolicyIndicator Constituencies?EMERGING PROSPECTS FOR TOOL USE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIESFORMULATION TOOLS: TOWARDS A NEW SUB-FIELD OF POLICY ANALYSIS?How do Computerized Models Link to Other Policy Formulation Tools?Outranking MethodsSurprising FuturesEffects
 
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