Policy Analysis as a Profession in Government: Who Does What and How
Good quality policy analysis is a precondition for sound government decisions. Yet, policy analysis has been a neglected discipline in many countries. This paper provides a general overview of what policy analysis is, who conducts it, and why. It also provides guidelines for conducting policy analysis with a focus on key steps, along with tips for research and writing. This paper can be useful for policy analysts in government and for anyone who wish to influence public policy.