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«The tools of policy formulation»

Stage 1: Agenda Setting and Problem ConceptualizationCost-Benefit Analysis in Dam Building PolicySCENARIO USE IN THEORYVenues of use: what factors shape the selection and deployment of particular tools?VenuesThe Venues of Policy FormulationTypes of Indicators: Descriptive, Performance and CompositesFUTURE PROSPECTSPolicy Formulation as ControlOutranking MethodsActorsFormal Requirements Prescribing MCAWhen and How are Computer Models Used in Practice?The Use of Scenarios in National Policy VenuesCapacitiesTHEORIZING POLICY FORMULATION TOOLS: REASSEMBLING THE PIECESHow do Computerized Models Link to Other Policy Formulation Tools?Re-assembling the Field: A Definition and a TypologyIdentifying Policy Options to Achieve the Set of ObjectivesWhat is Distinctive about Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Policy Formulation Tool?Venues of use: by whom, for what purposes and in what form are tools used?Participatory assessment: tools for empowering, learning and legitimating?The Use of Scenarios in International Policy VenuesTool execution for water allocation policyTHE INFLUENCE OF PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT: PARADOXES AND DILEMMASINDICATORS 'IN PRACTICE': ARE THEY USED AND DOES 'USE' IMPLY INFLUENCE?Definitions and TypologiesTHE TOOLS OF POLICY FORMULATION BY WHOM, WHEN AND HOW ARE COMPUTER MODELS USED IN PRACTICE?Opening up the policy formulation process can increase or undermine the legitimacy of a MCA studyStage 2: Specification of Policy ObjectivesBeyond Intended Use: Unanticipated Consequences of IndicatorsWHAT KINDS OF KNOWLEDGE DO COMPUTER MODELS SEEK TO FEED INTO POLICY FORMULATION?EffectsSCENARIOS: THEIR USE IN PRACTICEThe Turn Away from Policy Formulation ToolsWHAT IS COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS?MULTI-CRITERIA ANALYSIS IN POLICY PRACTICEWhat Expertise/Knowledge is Needed in Scenario Development?MCA results can be directly and indirectly policy-relevantIndicators and Policy FormulationWhat Policy Formulation Tasks do Scenarios Aim to Perform?The Turn Back to Policy Formulation ToolsEMERGING PROSPECTS FOR TOOL USE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIESThe Use and Quality of CBAPolicy Venues and Cost-Benefit AnalysisModel Impact and Utility in 'Real World' Policy Formulation Activities?CapacitiesSurprising FuturesThe Use of Participatory Tools in Water Allocation PolicyInstitutionalization, Codification and Mandatory UseThe Literatures on Policy Formulation Tools: Taking StockStage 3: Identification and Appraisal of Potential Policy OptionsMODELS AND POLICY FORMULATIONCOMPUTER MODELS AND THEIR PURPOSESHOW AND WHERE DOES CBA WORK IN THE REAL WORLD?Multi-criteria analysis: a tool for going beyond monetization?The Execution of the Participatory ToolPARTICIPATORY ASSESSMENT IN PRACTICESensitivity and Robustness AnalysisTHE TOOLS OF POLICY FORMULATION The Design of the Participatory ToolThe main policy areasIdentifying Objectives and CriteriaIndicator Use and Indicator InfluenceTOOL USE BY GOVERNMENT MINISTRIESStage 4: Decision MakingVenuesTYPES AND PURPOSES OF INDICATORSThe Analycentric Turn in Policy AnalysisTheoretical ApproachesThe execution of CBAEffectsWhat Policy Formulation Tasks do Models Seek to Perform?Policy Formulation Processes and TasksORIGINS AND RATIONALES OF PARTICIPATORY ASSESSMENT TOOLSPractical Lessons Learned in the Matching Process of a Large Computer Modelling FrameworkPARTICIPATORY METHODS AND TOOLSThe Selection and Design of Scenarios as a Policy Formulation ToolThe Historical Evolution of Scenarios as a Policy Influencing ToolIndicator Constituencies?The Quality and Legitimacy of Multi-criteria Analysis in PracticeThe Policy Outcomes of Tariff RegulationsPARTICIPATORY ASSESSMENT AND THE POLICY FORMULATION PROCESSThe tools of policy formulation: new perspectives and new challengesAn Analytical FrameworkEvaluating Policy OptionsPlan of this BookMulti-attribute Utility/Value MethodsPolicy formulation tool use in emerging policy spheres: a developing country perspectiveActorsThe outcomes of CBAInteractive MethodsThe Reasons for Choosing MCALinks with Other Policy Formulation ToolsActors: Who are the Policy Formulators?MAIN METHODOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF MULTI-CRITERIA ANALYSISUncertainty and Complexity: The Raison d'Etre of Scenarios as Policy Formulation ToolsKey issues in water allocation policyThe usersPolicy Formulation as RationalityTool design for water allocation policyCost-Benefit Analysis and Other Decision Making ProceduresTOOL USE BY INDEPENDENT REGULATORY AUTHORITIESThe outcome of using toolsCost-benefit analysis: a tool that is both useful and influential?Policy Formulation Tools as InstitutionsIndicators: tools for informing, monitoring or controlling?Multi-criteria Analysis: Its VenuesThe (Lack of) Intended Use of Indicators - and Ways of Enhancing UseScenarios: tools for coping with complexity and future uncertainty?Intended Functions of IndicatorsPOLICY FORMULATION: ACTORS, PROCESSES AND VENUESFORMULATION TOOLS: TOWARDS A NEW SUB-FIELD OF POLICY ANALYSIS?Computerized models: tools for assessing the future of complex systems?The Influence of CBAInstrumental, Conceptual and Political Functions of IndicatorsThe design of CBA
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