What is a policy brief PDF?

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What is a policy brief PDF?

A policy brief is a concise summary of a particular issue, the policy options to deal with it, and some recommendations on the best option.

How long should a policy brief be?

A policy brief should be clear, succinct, and focus on a single topic. Tips: Do not exceed 1,500 words or two pages in length. Define the purpose of your policy brief up front.

What is an executive summary in a policy brief?

Executive Summary: This section is often one to two paragraphs long; it includes an overview of the problem and the proposed policy action. Context or Scope of Problem: This section communicates the importance of the problem and aims to convince the reader of the necessity of policy action.

How do you structure a policy paper?

The basic elements of a policy paper include:

  1. Description of the context and importance of the problem. It is helpful to careful define the problem and frame it as a specific question to be answered.
  2. Discussion of a range of policy options.
  3. Criteria for judging policy choices.
  4. The policy recommendation.

What are the two types of policy briefs?

There are two types of policy briefs: an advocacy brief (arguing for a course of action) and an objective brief (provides an informative overview on an issue). For a guide on how to write your own policy brief refer to this document link, Writing Effective Reports, offered by the Food and Agriculture Organization.

What is included in a policy paper?

A policy paper is a research piece focusing on a specific policy issue that provides clear recommendations for policy makers. changing course on a specific policy issue.

What is the difference between an issue brief and a policy brief?

An Information Brief provides a summary of the research on a policy method, approach, or other related topic like behavioral economics or the Health in All Policies approach. An Issue Brief provides a summary of the best available evidence on a public health problem with policy implications.

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