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«The tools of policy formulation»





MAIN METHODOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF MULTI-CRITERIA ANALYSISModel Impact and Utility in 'Real World' Policy Formulation Activities?Interactive MethodsUncertainty and Complexity: The Raison d'Etre of Scenarios as Policy Formulation ToolsCapacitiesThe design of CBAActorsIndicators and Policy FormulationThe Venues of Policy FormulationORIGINS AND RATIONALES OF PARTICIPATORY ASSESSMENT TOOLSCOMPUTER MODELS AND THEIR PURPOSESActorsThe usersEffectsIdentifying Objectives and CriteriaPolicy Formulation Processes and TasksMULTI-CRITERIA ANALYSIS IN POLICY PRACTICETOOL USE BY INDEPENDENT REGULATORY AUTHORITIESMulti-attribute Utility/Value MethodsIndicators: tools for informing, monitoring or controlling?When and How are Computer Models Used in Practice?THEORIZING POLICY FORMULATION TOOLS: REASSEMBLING THE PIECESTheoretical ApproachesThe Quality and Legitimacy of Multi-criteria Analysis in PracticeThe Use and Quality of CBAPolicy Venues and Cost-Benefit AnalysisBeyond Intended Use: Unanticipated Consequences of IndicatorsThe Literatures on Policy Formulation Tools: Taking StockKey issues in water allocation policyThe Turn Away from Policy Formulation ToolsThe Reasons for Choosing MCADefinitions and TypologiesEvaluating Policy OptionsCost-benefit analysis: a tool that is both useful and influential?Indicator Constituencies?Computerized models: tools for assessing the future of complex systems?Actors: Who are the Policy Formulators?The Policy Outcomes of Tariff RegulationsCost-Benefit Analysis in Dam Building PolicyInstrumental, Conceptual and Political Functions of IndicatorsTool execution for water allocation policyVenuesPolicy Formulation as RationalityStage 4: Decision MakingBY WHOM, WHEN AND HOW ARE COMPUTER MODELS USED IN PRACTICE?Surprising FuturesThe Use of Scenarios in National Policy VenuesStage 3: Identification and Appraisal of Potential Policy OptionsVenues of use: by whom, for what purposes and in what form are tools used?Multi-criteria analysis: a tool for going beyond monetization?Practical Lessons Learned in the Matching Process of a Large Computer Modelling FrameworkINDICATORS 'IN PRACTICE': ARE THEY USED AND DOES 'USE' IMPLY INFLUENCE?Links with Other Policy Formulation ToolsThe tools of policy formulation: new perspectives and new challengesWHAT IS COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS?Tool design for water allocation policySCENARIOS: THEIR USE IN PRACTICEOpening up the policy formulation process can increase or undermine the legitimacy of a MCA studyThe (Lack of) Intended Use of Indicators - and Ways of Enhancing UseIndicator Use and Indicator InfluenceThe Use of Participatory Tools in Water Allocation PolicyPARTICIPATORY METHODS AND TOOLSHOW AND WHERE DOES CBA WORK IN THE REAL WORLD?TYPES AND PURPOSES OF INDICATORSAn Analytical FrameworkRe-assembling the Field: A Definition and a TypologyTHE INFLUENCE OF PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT: PARADOXES AND DILEMMASTOOL USE BY GOVERNMENT MINISTRIESPolicy formulation tool use in emerging policy spheres: a developing country perspectiveHow do Computerized Models Link to Other Policy Formulation Tools?EMERGING PROSPECTS FOR TOOL USE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIESPolicy Formulation as ControlThe Use of Scenarios in International Policy VenuesThe outcome of using toolsThe Execution of the Participatory ToolThe execution of CBAVenues of use: what factors shape the selection and deployment of particular tools?VenuesCapacitiesInstitutionalization, Codification and Mandatory UseThe main policy areasThe Influence of CBAWhat Expertise/Knowledge is Needed in Scenario Development?Identifying Policy Options to Achieve the Set of ObjectivesMulti-criteria Analysis: Its VenuesSCENARIO USE IN THEORYTHE TOOLS OF POLICY FORMULATION Formal Requirements Prescribing MCATypes of Indicators: Descriptive, Performance and CompositesIntended Functions of IndicatorsThe Selection and Design of Scenarios as a Policy Formulation ToolThe Analycentric Turn in Policy AnalysisFUTURE PROSPECTSTHE TOOLS OF POLICY FORMULATION MCA results can be directly and indirectly policy-relevantPolicy Formulation Tools as InstitutionsWhat Policy Formulation Tasks do Models Seek to Perform?The outcomes of CBACost-Benefit Analysis and Other Decision Making ProceduresScenarios: tools for coping with complexity and future uncertainty?What Policy Formulation Tasks do Scenarios Aim to Perform?Stage 2: Specification of Policy ObjectivesWHAT KINDS OF KNOWLEDGE DO COMPUTER MODELS SEEK TO FEED INTO POLICY FORMULATION?Participatory assessment: tools for empowering, learning and legitimating?EffectsMODELS AND POLICY FORMULATIONPARTICIPATORY ASSESSMENT IN PRACTICEOutranking MethodsThe Historical Evolution of Scenarios as a Policy Influencing ToolPARTICIPATORY ASSESSMENT AND THE POLICY FORMULATION PROCESSStage 1: Agenda Setting and Problem ConceptualizationPlan of this BookThe Turn Back to Policy Formulation ToolsFORMULATION TOOLS: TOWARDS A NEW SUB-FIELD OF POLICY ANALYSIS?What is Distinctive about Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Policy Formulation Tool?POLICY FORMULATION: ACTORS, PROCESSES AND VENUESThe Design of the Participatory ToolSensitivity and Robustness Analysis
 
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