European Association for Public Administration Accreditation

VI. Working Group on Public Policy Analysis Development Issues

WG Programme Coordinators:

Lesya Ilchenko-Syuyva, Economic Policy Department, National Academy of Public Administration, Office of the President of Ukraine
Jaroslav Dvorak, Klaipeda University, Klaipeda, Lithuania

Working group on Public Policy Analysis Development Issues continues its work in the framework of public policy analysis methodology, tools and techniques and would like to proceed under the umbrella of the 24th NISPAcee conference to take a multi-actor approach to policy analysis and policy development. More specifically, authors are encouraged to focus on all stages of the public policy cycle using various tools and techniques of policy analysis. The authors are welcome to present their paper proposals focused on:

- Evidence based policy development and policy making: what really works in practice.

- Policy design and Implementation: from principal-agent to multi-level governance.

- Evaluation: methods, techniques, tools, results and impact assessment.

In recent years, more and more comparative papers have been presented and published, so that a rich inventory of cases is present. As a next step, we invite prospective presenters to focus on the techniques of policy analysis and development, in an effort to increase the practical relevance of the working group and to develop a common knowledge base.

Involvement of practitioners is highly appreciated. We therefore request presenters to add at least a few paragraphs to their papers which focus on the practical relevance of their papers, and invite them to involve practitioners as ‘peer- reviewers’ in this respect. Papers written in cooperation between practitioners and researchers are highly welcome.