This Handbook deals with many aspects of public policy evaluation including methods, examples, studies, professionalism, perspectives, concepts, trends, substance, theory, applications, dispute resolution, interdisciplinary interaction and bibliographies. A rich variety of insights and alternative perspectives on systematic policy evaluation, as well as ideas and applications dealing with win-win policy evaluation are, brought together to create a unique resource in public policy evaluation.

Integrating Institutions and Implementation Into Policy Decisions

Derick W.BrinkerhoffAbt Associates

As the developing world moves into the new millennium, experience with policy reform has demonstrated that socioeconomic transformation, when it takes place, is the product of what Joan Nelson terms “long-haul” adjustments rather than “quick-fix” measures. The earlier notion that manipulating a few, key technical policy variables (e.g., getting the prices right) would relatively quickly set in ...

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