A Collaborative Policy Dialogue

Shaping the public programs that promote well-being

“Development of good policy is carried out by and with people, not on or to people. It improves both the ability of individuals to take action and the capacity of groups, organizations or committees to influence change.” (World Health Organization)

Developing a policy generally involves research, analysis, consultation and sysnthesis of information to produce recommendations. It should also involve an evaluation of options against a set of criteria used to assess each option.
Two types of quality analysis can be applied to begin working on developing a policy:
  • "Soft" data and information ("more gray in concept" or qualitative in nature);
  • "Hard" data and information, (more black and white, or quantitative).
4 Quadrant Information Analysis