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University of Toronto Scarborough
International Development Studies
Anne- Emanuelle Birn

IDSB04 Lecture 6 Chp. 7 October 122010 Doing Policy Analysis Types: o Analysis of past, existing, or proposed policies o Analysis of policy environment: background and context of a particular policy issue o Analysis to recommend policy course Not Mutually exclusive, of course Policy change is political, dynamic, and complex The Recommendation Policy Memo: Keeping it Simple Five Steps Identifying and describing the problemissue Identifying the objectives for solving the problemissue Identifying and describing feasible options for solving the problemissue Analyzing the feasible options Recommending one the options analyzed. Identifying, describing, and analyzing the problemissue Clearly identify problem to be addressed be specific Describe and analyze the problem: who, what, where, when, why (be careful with why) Context: Principal actor (stakeholder) analysis Individuals and groups with an activepassive interest in an issue or policy State actors, non-state actors, private sectors Movementpeoples movements Cross-sectoral networks Power, position, interest, and commitment 1. Identify policy actors o Affectedaffecting 2. Assess their political resources o Tangibleintangible 3. Understand their position and interest Identifying objectives for solving the problem o Refer back to the identified and described problem o What are the goalsobjectives that, if reached, will solve the problem? be specific Options for Solving the Problem Refer back to the problem and objectives www.notesolution.comIDSB04 Lecture 6 Chp. 7 October 122010 Continue to link: identify at least TWO feasible options that may achieve objectives be specific Feasible: realistic, no straw options Describe the options: what are they?? Analyzing the options Key Step Impartial analysis- no bias, impartial and objective. Pros and Cons of each option Criteria may include: how principle actors will be affected, political feasibility, cost, ethical considerations, timeline, environmental consideration, etc. No recommendation at this point!! Policy Recommendation Recommend only one of the options analyzed No option combinations No new options Clearly justify the recommendation: why it is better than other analyzed options. Emphasize pros but how this recommendation resolves the Cons. Social Determinants of Health Key questions What makes Costa Ricans and Keralites so healthy and why does US wealth not enable greater longevity? Some definitions (See Box7-1 p.310-311_ Social Determinants of health: social characteristics within which living takes place Societal determiants of health: Social inequalities ( or inequities) in health: Equity in health: Health Disparities: differences in health status without necessarily implying presence of injustice Some Basics Ill health usually experienced individually but Ill health can be understood in societal terms Example: construction work on p.310. Figure 4-2, p.138 Individual Characteristics and Experience (Individual Level) Personal features and actions, including genetic conditions www.notesolution.com
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