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Figure 4. Policy Analysis Framework
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Under this framework, policy analysis involves answering questions related to problem and goal analysis.
|Problem Analysis Questions
What appears to be wrong and why?
|Goal Analysis Questions
What needs to be achieved?
- What is the problem?
- How do you know the problem exists?
- Whose problem is it?
- Who are the stakeholders?
- How serious is it?
- What are the quantitative dimensions?
- Is the problem likely to improve or worsen?
- What are the underlying causes?
- What priority should be assigned to this problem in comparison to others?
- What specific goals are desired to address the problem?
- What is the relative importance of achieving various goals?
- Whose interests will be served by meeting or not meeting these goals?
- How realistic are the goals?
- Are there any givens or constraints in making the desired change?
Source: Helms WD. Policy Analysis Framework. Presented at: AHRQ Workshop, Using Policy Analysis and Research More Effectively in Decisionmaking; July 29, 2002; Rensselaerville, NY.
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