Strengthening Policy Development in the Public Sector in Ireland

EU Funded Note The report analyses the policy development process in Ireland. It focusses on three main areas that shape policy development: evidence, implementation, and legitimacy. It also discusses the skills, capacities, methods and tools in the Irish public sector that support effective policy development. The report highlights Ireland’s strengths, identifies gaps, provides examples of good practices, and suggests a number of areas of opportunity and action to bolster the policy development system and improve policymaking.

Published on May 11, 2023

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Executive Summary
Improving the Policy Development System in Ireland – Policy Challenges and Civil Service Reform
Strengthening the Three Pillars of Policy Development in Ireland: Evidence, Implementation and Feasibility, and Legitimacy4 chapters available
Ireland’s Policy Development Vision and Landscape
Using Evidence, Data and Strategic Foresight for Policy Development and Long-term Policy Issues in Ireland
Closing the Policy Development and Implementation Divide in Ireland
Strengthening the Legitimacy of Policy Development in Ireland
Key Enablers for Policy Development2 chapters available
Skills and Capabilities for Policy Development in the Civil Service in Ireland
Policy Methods and Tools in Ireland
Towards a Modern Policy Capability Infrastructure1 chapter available
Towards a Modern Policy Capability Infrastructure and Policy Toolkit in Ireland
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