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Policy Brief Basics: Tools to help write a policy brief

Tools to help write a policy brief

When analyzing the policy options, you may employ a variety of tools. Examples include:

Stakeholder Charts

A stakeholder chart helps you identify which of many policy options appeal to the most stakeholders. An example of a stakeholder chart is:

PEST Chart

A PEST analysis focuses on how political, economic, social, and technological factors affect  the  feasibility  of  a policy option. An example of a PEST chart with explanations of the possible political, economic, social and technological implications of a policy follows:

You  can  build  your  own  Feasibility  Chart  by  measuring  options  in  the  context  of  PEST categories  and  through  the  perspectives  of  key  interest  groups. For example:



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