Policy Brief

1.  Assess processes to measure equity in public policy analysis.2.  Analyze practices of incorporating public advocacy in policymaking.3.  Describe the application of public policy analysis tools and methods to a specific policy issue.

Policy Brief Guidelines:

Policy Brief The ability to develop and present policy analysis requires not only understanding of the various facets and tools of the analytical craft, but also the ability to present the policy in a standard format (see Dunn, Appendices 1-4). This assignment will allow you to learn how to construct a policy document – a policy brief – and, in turn, present your analysis related to the policy matter under review and examination. The policy brief can be related to, or build upon, the policy focus that you identified and explored during Units 1-7. You can choose any analytical tools that you have encountered throughout the course and your overall analysis must reference relevant peer-reviewed journals, as well as relevant analysis produced by the public or non-profit policy analysis research centers. To successfully complete this project, you will be expected to:

1.  Describe the application of public policy analysis tools and methods to a specific policy issue.2.  Evaluate various economic analysis models.3.  Assess processes to measure equity in public policy analysis.4.  Analyze practices of incorporating public advocacy in policymaking.5.  Critique examples of public policy analysis and advocacy with evidence of citizen participation.6.  Demonstrate an academic writing style.To achieve a successful project experience and outcome, you are expected to meet the following requirements. To achieve a successful project experience and outcome, you are expected to meet the following requirements.

• Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.• APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th Edition) style and formatting.• Number of resources: Minimum of 15 peer-reviewed or other academically credible resources.• Length of paper: 15-20 typed, single-spaced pages.• Font and font size: Arial, 12 point.

Describes the application of public policy analysis tools and methods to a specific policy issue, and explains the rationale for the tools and methods chosen.

Evaluates various economic analysis models, applies them to the specific policy issue, and explains the findings they yield.

Applies processes to measure equity in public policy analysis and evaluates the findings they yield.

Applies and evaluates practices of incorporating public advocacy in policymaking.

Critiques examples of public policy analysis and advocacy with evidence of citizen participation, and offers recommendations or assessments of that analysis.

Demonstrates a superior academic writing style that is free of errors and through its clarity increases the reader’s ability to engage with the material.

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