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«The tools of policy formulation»





Indicator Constituencies?Outranking MethodsKey issues in water allocation policyHOW AND WHERE DOES CBA WORK IN THE REAL WORLD?PARTICIPATORY ASSESSMENT IN PRACTICETypes of Indicators: Descriptive, Performance and CompositesMulti-attribute Utility/Value MethodsThe execution of CBABY WHOM, WHEN AND HOW ARE COMPUTER MODELS USED IN PRACTICE?The (Lack of) Intended Use of Indicators - and Ways of Enhancing UseCost-Benefit Analysis in Dam Building PolicyPolicy Formulation as RationalityThe Turn Away from Policy Formulation ToolsThe Use of Scenarios in International Policy VenuesMulti-criteria Analysis: Its VenuesVenues of use: by whom, for what purposes and in what form are tools used?EffectsTHE INFLUENCE OF PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT: PARADOXES AND DILEMMASParticipatory assessment: tools for empowering, learning and legitimating?Sensitivity and Robustness AnalysisORIGINS AND RATIONALES OF PARTICIPATORY ASSESSMENT TOOLSRe-assembling the Field: A Definition and a TypologyThe Venues of Policy FormulationThe Influence of CBAThe Historical Evolution of Scenarios as a Policy Influencing ToolThe Design of the Participatory ToolThe Literatures on Policy Formulation Tools: Taking StockPolicy Formulation Processes and TasksCapacitiesPARTICIPATORY METHODS AND TOOLSThe tools of policy formulation: new perspectives and new challengesWhen and How are Computer Models Used in Practice?Stage 2: Specification of Policy ObjectivesFUTURE PROSPECTSAn Analytical FrameworkStage 4: Decision MakingCOMPUTER MODELS AND THEIR PURPOSESThe Quality and Legitimacy of Multi-criteria Analysis in PracticeStage 1: Agenda Setting and Problem ConceptualizationVenues of use: what factors shape the selection and deployment of particular tools?Cost-Benefit Analysis and Other Decision Making ProceduresMULTI-CRITERIA ANALYSIS IN POLICY PRACTICEFormal Requirements Prescribing MCAIdentifying Objectives and CriteriaIdentifying Policy Options to Achieve the Set of ObjectivesEvaluating Policy OptionsActorsMulti-criteria analysis: a tool for going beyond monetization?Tool design for water allocation policyThe design of CBAPolicy formulation tool use in emerging policy spheres: a developing country perspectivePolicy Formulation as ControlScenarios: tools for coping with complexity and future uncertainty?Intended Functions of IndicatorsIndicator Use and Indicator InfluenceBeyond Intended Use: Unanticipated Consequences of IndicatorsSCENARIOS: THEIR USE IN PRACTICETYPES AND PURPOSES OF INDICATORSTool execution for water allocation policyINDICATORS 'IN PRACTICE': ARE THEY USED AND DOES 'USE' IMPLY INFLUENCE?The Use of Participatory Tools in Water Allocation PolicyVenuesIndicators and Policy FormulationMAIN METHODOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF MULTI-CRITERIA ANALYSISPlan of this BookInstitutionalization, Codification and Mandatory UseThe Execution of the Participatory ToolUncertainty and Complexity: The Raison d'Etre of Scenarios as Policy Formulation ToolsPARTICIPATORY ASSESSMENT AND THE POLICY FORMULATION PROCESSThe main policy areasPolicy Formulation Tools as InstitutionsThe usersThe Selection and Design of Scenarios as a Policy Formulation ToolThe Use and Quality of CBACapacitiesTHE TOOLS OF POLICY FORMULATION Surprising FuturesWhat Policy Formulation Tasks do Models Seek to Perform?POLICY FORMULATION: ACTORS, PROCESSES AND VENUESThe Turn Back to Policy Formulation ToolsEffectsFORMULATION TOOLS: TOWARDS A NEW SUB-FIELD OF POLICY ANALYSIS?Interactive MethodsComputerized models: tools for assessing the future of complex systems?VenuesActorsWhat is Distinctive about Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Policy Formulation Tool?The Reasons for Choosing MCAModel Impact and Utility in 'Real World' Policy Formulation Activities?The Policy Outcomes of Tariff RegulationsThe Analycentric Turn in Policy AnalysisActors: Who are the Policy Formulators?Stage 3: Identification and Appraisal of Potential Policy OptionsTOOL USE BY GOVERNMENT MINISTRIESPolicy Venues and Cost-Benefit AnalysisTOOL USE BY INDEPENDENT REGULATORY AUTHORITIESInstrumental, Conceptual and Political Functions of IndicatorsEMERGING PROSPECTS FOR TOOL USE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIESMODELS AND POLICY FORMULATIONWhat Policy Formulation Tasks do Scenarios Aim to Perform?Cost-benefit analysis: a tool that is both useful and influential?The outcomes of CBAMCA results can be directly and indirectly policy-relevantThe Use of Scenarios in National Policy VenuesWHAT KINDS OF KNOWLEDGE DO COMPUTER MODELS SEEK TO FEED INTO POLICY FORMULATION?Theoretical ApproachesTHE TOOLS OF POLICY FORMULATION What Expertise/Knowledge is Needed in Scenario Development?WHAT IS COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS?The outcome of using toolsSCENARIO USE IN THEORYIndicators: tools for informing, monitoring or controlling?Definitions and TypologiesTHEORIZING POLICY FORMULATION TOOLS: REASSEMBLING THE PIECESOpening up the policy formulation process can increase or undermine the legitimacy of a MCA studyLinks with Other Policy Formulation ToolsHow do Computerized Models Link to Other Policy Formulation Tools?Practical Lessons Learned in the Matching Process of a Large Computer Modelling Framework
 
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